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05-03 Rio Olympics: Torch touches down in Brazil ahead of 2016 Games Brasilia, Brazil
C. 05-01 Zika virus: Risk higher than first thought, say doctors Brazil
D. 04-29 Argentina floods swamp soy crop Villa Paranacito, Argentina
4. 04-26 Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis Venezuela
5. 04-23 Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646 Ecuador
6. 04-21 Venezuela cuts power for four hours a day to save energy Venezuela
H. 04-21 Rio de Janeiro cycleway collapses, killing two

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Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Map of Muisne Ecuador  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned Zika: WHO declares global emergency   A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO   Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000   More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais
  Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Map of Manta Ecuador
Apr. 18   Ecuador
  The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues
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Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hu...
Zika: WHO declares global emergency
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2016 2016
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2016 2016
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2016 2016
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Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay floo...
Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gera...
Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina p...
Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found de...
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2014
Brazilian presidential candidate among those...
Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
Brazilian presidential candidate among those...
Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Germany wins World Cup over Argentina
Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final
Brazil humiliated by rampant Germany
Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
Brazilian presidential candidate among those...
2013
'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa ...
Protests spread throughout Brazil
Maduro wins Venezuela election
Church picks first South American pope
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
Crime
2013 2013
Crime
Sports
2013 2013
Sports
Maduro wins Venezuela election
2012
Argentina train crash 'kills 49'
Chavez wins Venezuela election
Crime
2012 2012
Crime
Sports
2012 2012
Sports
Chavez wins Venezuela election
2011
Ash cloud grounds Australian flights
Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
Politics
2011 2011
Politics
Crime
2011 2011
Crime
Sports
2011 2011
Sports
Election, Vote
2011 2011
Election, Vote
2010
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
33 workers trapped in mine
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Ecuador troops rescue president
Santos wins election
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
Van der Sloot arrested in Chile
Sports
2010 2010
Sports
Santos wins election
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
2009
Air France plane crashed
Politics
2009 2009
Politics
Crime
2009 2009
Crime
Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games
Election, Vote
2009 2009
Election, Vote
2008
Disasters
2008 2008
Disasters
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2008 2008
Politics
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Sports
2008 2008
Sports
Election, Vote
2008 2008
Election, Vote
2007
Thousands homeless after quake
337 killed in earthquake
About 200 dead from plane crash
Chile court extradites Fujimori
Fujimori gets 6 years in prison
Chile court extradites Fujimori
Sports
2007 2007
Sports
Election, Vote
2007 2007
Election, Vote
2006
Plane lost over Amazon
General Pinochet dead
Chavez wins by wide margin
President Lula re-elected
Gang attacks leave 52 dead
Sports
2006 2006
Sports
Chavez wins by wide margin
President Lula re-elected
Bachelet wins presidency
2005
160 believed dead in jet crash
Missing 41 troops feared dead
Pinochet charged over dissidents
Pinochet charged over dissidents
Sports
2005 2005
Sports
Election, Vote
2005 2005
Election, Vote
2004
175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire
Supermarket fire death toll tops 300
Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
Crime
2004 2004
Crime
Sports
2004 2004
Sports
Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
2002
Disasters
2002 2002
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2002 2002
Politics
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2002 2002
Crime
Brazil wins World Cup
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2002 2002
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  Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Map of Manta Ecuador


May 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sun.  Brazil  Zika virus: Risk higher than first thought, say doctors


April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sat.  South Africa  Rescued circus lions from Colombia and Peru flown to South Africa
Fri.  Argentina  Argentina floods swamp soy crop
Apr. 26  Venezuela  Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis
Apr. 23  Ecuador  Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646
Apr. 21  Venezuela  Venezuela cuts power for four hours a day to save energy
 Argentina  Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations
Apr. 20  Ecuador  Ecuador quake: Millionaires to be taxed more to pay for relief
 Ecuador  Ecuador quake deaths pass 500 with hundreds still missing
Apr. 19  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts
Apr. 18   Ecuador  
  The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues
Apr. 17   Brazil     Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote   Lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr. 16   Ecuador   Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Map of Muisne Ecuador
  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed
Apr. 12   Brazil Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition  Brazil  Dilma Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot Apr. 11   Brazil Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.17   Brazil   Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government
  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff
Mar.9  Sao Paulo  Charges filed against Brazil's Lula Mar.4   Sao Paulo   Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet...

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.21   Bolivia President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'
Feb.1   South America   Zika: WHO declares global emergency
  A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO


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December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.25   Paraguay     Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Map of Asuncion Paraguay
  More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years
Dec.6   Venezuela Venezuela opposition wins majority in National Assembly

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.29   Northeastern Brazil Brazil state announces Zika fever emergency
Nov.22   Argentina   Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency Map of Buenos Aires Argentina  Macri has been confirmed as the winner after his ruling party opponent conceded. Macri led Daniel Scioli by 51.5% to 48.5% Nov.5   Brazil   Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais
Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.16  Chile  Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.13  Chile  Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated Mar.9  Argentina  French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead

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Jan.19   Argentina     Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead   Alberto Nisman became a controversial figure when he accused Argentina's President and foreign minister of covering up Iran's involvement

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Dec.17  Colombia  Farc rebels declare indefinite unilateral truce Dec.14  Peru  Deal reached at UN climate talks Nov.30  Colombia  Colombian rebels free captured general Oct.26   Brazil Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president
Oct.12  Bolivia  Morales claims Bolivia election win Oct.6   Colombia Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe Oct.5  Brazil  Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.13   Sao Paulo Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash


July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.13   Rio de Janeiro     Germany wins World Cup over Argentina
Map of Maracana Brazil  Germany won the match 1-0 after extra time, with a goal from Mario Götze. The result marked Germany's fourth World Cup title and their first since reunification Jul.9  Sao Paulo  Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final Jul.8   Brazil     Brazil humiliated by rampant Germany
Map of Belo Horizonte Brazil  Brazil suffer one of the most humiliating World Cup defeats as Germany score five first-half goals in reaching the final, 1-7 Jul.3  Brazil  Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.10  Sao Paulo  Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Chile Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile


February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.18  Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition leader in custody

January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.8   Venezuela Venezuelan beauty queen slain


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Dec.15  Chile  Huge poll win for Chilean left Jul.2  Austria  'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight Jun.17   Sao Paulo   Protests spread throughout Brazil  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup Apr.14   Venezuela   Maduro wins Venezuela election   Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Mar.13   Vatican     Church picks first South American pope
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis Mar.5   Venezuela     Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him Feb.18   Venezuela Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Jan.27   Brazil   Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say Jan.5  Venezuela  Chavez ally elected by assembly

year 2012 ... more > Top ^

Oct.7   Venezuela Chavez wins Venezuela election
Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery Jun.23  Paraguay  No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president Feb.22   Argentina Argentina train crash 'kills 49' Jan.25  Rio de Janeiro  High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead

year 2011 ... more > Top ^

Nov.4  Colombia  FARC leader Alfonso Cano killed Jun.20  Australia  Ash cloud grounds Australian flights Jan.13   Rio de Janeiro Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding


year 2010 ... more > Top ^

Dec.17  Venezuela  Chavez gets power to govern by decree Nov.28  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil forces take over Rio slum Oct.31  Brazil  Brazil elects first female president Oct.13   Chile     Last trapped Chile miner rescued   The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president
Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Aug.31  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins Aug.22   Chile 33 trapped miners alive after 17 days Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing Aug.6   Chile 33 workers trapped in mine Jul.15  Argentina  Argentina legalises gay marriage Jun.20   Colombia Santos wins election May.30  Colombia  Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile Jan.17   Chile Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election

year 2009 ... more > Top ^

Aug.11  Amazon  TV host 'ordered killings' Jun.1   Northeastern Brazil   Air France plane crashed   The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact May.28  Brazil  Dam bursts after more rain

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Dec.9  Rio de Janeiro  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Nov.27  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding Nov.22  Peru  Apec leaders make free-trade vow Jul.2   Colombia     Betancourt rescued from FARC   In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages May.24  Colombia  FARC leader dead May.18  Colombia  Rebel leader surrenders Mar.1  Ecuador  Top FARC leader killed by Colombians Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains

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Dec.11  Peru  Fujimori gets 6 years in prison Dec.2  Venezuela  Voters reject Chavez's referendum Nov.14  Chile  Thousands homeless after quake Oct.28  Argentina  Fernandez claims victory Oct.4  Chile  Pinochet family arrested Aug.16   Peru 337 killed in earthquake
Jul.17   Sao Paulo About 200 dead from plane crash May.27  Venezuela  TV station off the air Jan.13  Sao Paulo  Rescue mission in collapse

year 2006 ... more > Top ^

Dec.10   Chile     General Pinochet dead   Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital Dec.3  Venezuela  Chavez wins by wide margin Nov.26  Ecuador  Correa claims victory Oct.29  Brazil  President Lula re-elected Sep.29  Amazon  Plane lost over Amazon May.14   Sao Paulo Gang attacks leave 52 dead
Jan.15  Chile  Bachelet wins presidency

year 2005 ... more > Top ^

Nov.24  Chile  Pinochet charged over dissidents Aug.16  Venezuela  160 believed dead in jet crash May.20  Chile  Missing 41 troops feared dead

year 2004 ... more > Top ^

Dec.30  Argentina  175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire Aug.16  Venezuela  Recall vote: Chavez claims victory Aug.1   Paraguay Supermarket fire death toll tops 300


year 2002 ... more > Top ^

Oct.27  Brazil  Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide Jun.30  Japan  Brazil wins World Cup
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Apr. 2, 1982   Falklands   Falklands War   A ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic Feb. 12, 1818  Chile  Independence of Chile proclaimed Jul. 24, 1783   Venezuela     Simon Bolivar born   Played an instrumental role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states independent of Spain Feb. 2, 1709  Chile  Rescue of Alexander of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe)