Here are the From Our Own Correspondent stories from the Americas for 2012, sorted by date.
23 June 2012
Visiting the Indonesian island of Ternate, Simon Worrall finds a clove tree with an extraordinary history.
16 June 2012
Sarah Rainsford has been to the late boxer's funeral to meet some of the people he inspired.
While most of New York is pro-Obama, there is a corner of the city that traditionally votes Republican - Brighton Beach.
2 June 2012
31 May 2012
Cuban parents choosing baby names like to let their imaginations run wild, and now few children there have traditional names.
19 May 2012
In New York state, David Belton meets a man from a deeply conservative Amish sect who is taking on the building inspectors.
28 April 2012
Reggie Nadelson talks to "genius of cake" Ron Ben-Israel and the confectionary he has created for the likes of Elton John.
31 March 2012
Passover is one of the most important occasions in the Jewish calendar and it is also a very busy time for New York's Jewish delis.
21 March 2012
Matthew Wells spends three days with the British-Irish boy band as they make chart history in the USA.
18 February 2012
Everyone wants to look good on their wedding day and fulfilling the dreams and fantasies of the soon-to-be-marrieds of New York is big business, writes Reggie Nadelson.
11 February 2012
The presence of Prince William on the Falkland Islands has escalated tensions between the UK and Argentina. But for the islanders, there are bigger concerns - among them, a lack of eggs. Allan Little reports.
9 February 2012
What the inhabitants of Mexico's capital throw away gives a livelihood to the city's army of refuse collectors. Will Grant reports.
19 January 2012
Time is running out to raise the funding required to develop new sustainable energy programmes that would halt proposed oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.