There are reports that there is a need for a special synod in America, i.e., North and South America. It is up to the bishops and the Holy Father to make the decision. From what I have read at the Catholic News Service, a Synod of Bishops would focus on the need for input and assistance from North America and the Vatican in response to the needs of South American bishops and the increasingly authoritarian governments in that region. There is worry that communication between the two continents is poor and understanding unclear.
Sounds like a good idea to me. Perhaps we northerners will learn a bit from our southern brothers and sisters to boot.