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01-12 'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2. 01-13 Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Port-au-Prince, Haiti
D. 01-17 Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election Chile
4. 01-20 US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Haiti
5. 02-27 Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile Chillan, Chile
G. 04-06 Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Rio de Janeiro
H. 05-24 Police storm stronghold of drugs lord Kingston, Jamaica
I. 05-29 Deadly storm hits Central America Guatemala
J. 06-03 Van der Sloot arrested in Chile Vina del Mar, Chile

Summary.     Click for More > Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile   An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off... Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil Police storm stronghold of drugs lord Deadly storm hits Central America Van der Sloot arrested in Chile Santos wins election Alleged drug kingpin arrested   Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston 33 workers trapped in mine 33 trapped miners alive after 17 days   Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Ecuador troops rescue president Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
Jan.2  Rio de Janeiro  Death toll rains hits 51
Jan.10  Venezuela  Chavez: military will monitor prices
Jan.12   Haiti
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti
Jan.15  Haiti  Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
Jan.16  Haiti  Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.17   Chile
Jan.18  Haiti  US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
Jan.20  Haiti  Desperate flood port hoping for way out
  Haiti
Jan.23  Haiti  Victim rescue operation declared over
Jan.24  Haiti  Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000
Jan.27  Haiti  Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Feb.4  Haiti  U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
Feb.22  Mexico  Argentina rallies support over Falklands
Feb.26  Colombia  High court: Uribe can't run for third term
Feb.27   Chile
Mar.1  Chile  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Mar.11  Chile  Pinera sworn in as president
Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro
Apr.20  Amazon  Brazil awards rights to develop dam
May.24   Jamaica
May.29   Guatemala
May.30  Colombia  Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
Jun.1  Guatemala  More than 175 dead from weekend storm
Jun.3   Chile
Jun.7  Mexico  55 bodies found in mass grave
Jun.20   Colombia
Jun.22   Jamaica
Jul.7  Cuba  Cuba to release 52 political prisoners
Jul.12  Cuba  Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance
Jul.15  Argentina  Argentina legalises gay marriage
Jul.22  Venezuela  Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia
Jul.29  Mexico  Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel
Aug.3  Mexico  Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000
Aug.6   Chile
Aug.10  Colombia  Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
Aug.16  Colombia  737 breaks apart on island landing
Aug.22   Chile
Aug.28  Chile  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue
Aug.31  Chile  Drilling to reach miners begins
Sep.13  Cuba  Cuba to cut half million public jobs
Sep.17  Chile  Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners
Sep.30   Ecuador
Oct.9  Chile  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
Oct.12  Chile  First Chile miner reaches surface
Oct.13   Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths.    All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hosp...
Oct.24  Haiti  U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying' Oct.31  Brazil  Brazil elects first female president Nov.8   Haiti Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Nov.15  Haiti  Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.16  Dominican Republic  Haiti cholera spreads over border Nov.20  Colombia  Top rebel leader may be dead Nov.25  Rio de Janeiro  Rio police 'in control of favela' Nov.28  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil forces take over Rio slum Dec.11  Mexico  Climate summit agree on deal Dec.17  Venezuela  Chavez gets power to govern by decree



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Latin America
Death toll rains hits 51
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Desperate flood port hoping for way out
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
Deadly storm hits Central America
33 workers trapped in mine
737 breaks apart on island landing
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Drilling to reach miners begins
Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
Argentina rallies support over Falklands
High court: Uribe can't run for third term
Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
Santos wins election
Cuba to release 52 political prisoners
Argentina legalises gay marriage
Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia
Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
Ecuador troops rescue president
Brazil elects first female president
Climate summit agree on deal
Chavez gets power to govern by decree
U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
Police storm stronghold of drugs lord
Van der Sloot arrested in Chile
55 bodies found in mass grave
Alleged drug kingpin arrested
Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel
Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000
Brazil forces take over Rio slum
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Desperate flood port hoping for way out
Victim rescue operation declared over
Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Chavez: military will monitor prices
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel
Ecuador troops rescue president
Brazil forces take over Rio slum
South America
Death toll rains hits 51
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
33 workers trapped in mine
737 breaks apart on island landing
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Drilling to reach miners begins
Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
Santos wins election
Argentina legalises gay marriage
Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia
Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
Ecuador troops rescue president
Brazil elects first female president
Chavez gets power to govern by decree
Van der Sloot arrested in Chile
Brazil forces take over Rio slum
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Chavez: military will monitor prices
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Ecuador troops rescue president
Brazil forces take over Rio slum
Caribbean
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Cuba to release 52 political prisoners
Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance
U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
Police storm stronghold of drugs lord
Alleged drug kingpin arrested
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Haiti
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Rescued girl dies after bid to save her
Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
Chile
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
33 workers trapped in mine
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Drilling to reach miners begins
Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
Pinera sworn in as president
Van der Sloot arrested in Chile
Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Copiapo
33 workers trapped in mine
33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Drilling to reach miners begins
Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners
Last trapped Chile miner rescued
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Colombia
737 breaks apart on island landing
Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
Santos wins election
Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
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Port-au-Prince
'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
Haiti capital cholera fears grow
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'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti
Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead
Girl, 16, pulled from rubble
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Mexico Your ad is here
Argentina rallies support over Falklands
Climate summit agree on deal
55 bodies found in mass grave
Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel
Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000
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Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel
Brazil
Death toll rains hits 51
Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
Brazil elects first female president
Brazil forces take over Rio slum
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Cuba Your ad is here
Cuba to release 52 political prisoners
Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance
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Rio de Janeiro
Death toll rains hits 51
Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
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Brazil forces take over Rio slum
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Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia
Chavez gets power to govern by decree
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January 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Rio de Janeiro  Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people
Jan.2   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.6  Honduras  Arrest warrants for military high command
Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor
Jan.10   Venezuela
Jan.12   Haiti  
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti     Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  Rescue workers struggled to clear rubble and bodies from the streets, where the death toll from 7.0-magnitude earthquake may exceed 100,000.    Thousands of injured waited for care outside damaged hospitals. Unknown number remained trapped inside collapsed buildings. Water and el...
Jan.14  Haiti  Earthquake death toll 'may be 50,000' Jan.15   Haiti Rescued girl dies after bid to save her  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16  Haiti  Outside Port-au-Prince, towns destroyed  Haiti  Security cause doctors to leave hospital   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians Jan.17  Haiti  Top 2 U.N. officials in Haiti died in quake   Chile   Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
  Conservative Sebastian Pinera has won presidential run-off, ending two decades of centre-left rule.    Social Democrat Eduardo Frei conceded defeat after resu...
Jan.18   Haiti US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts
 Haiti  US begins airdrops of food and water Jan.20   Haiti Desperate flood port hoping for way out   Haiti     US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
  The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa
Jan.21  Haiti  Haiti to relocate 400,000 homeless Jan.23   Haiti Victim rescue operation declared over
 Haiti  Rescuers pull man alive after 11 days Jan.24   Haiti Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000 Jan.27   Haiti     Girl, 16, pulled from rubble   French rescuers pulled from rubble a girl who they believe could have been trapped since the January 12 earthquake  Dominican Republic  Ex-leader Manuel Zelaya begins exile Jan.30  Haiti  US halts Haiti victim evacuations

February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Haiti  PM criticises US missionaries Feb.4   Haiti   U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping  Ten Americans detained while trying to take 33 Haitian children out of the country were charged with kidnapping children and criminal associ... Feb.9  Haiti  Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Feb.22   Mexico Argentina rallies support over Falklands
Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies Feb.26   Colombia High court: Uribe can't run for third term Feb.27   Chile   Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast
 A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez
 Chile  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.28  Chile  Chileans awake to more aftershocks

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Mar.10  Mexico  Mogul Slim is world's richest person Mar.11   Chile Pinera sworn in as president  Chile  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets

April 2010 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro   Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain.    At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain f...
Apr.20   Amazon Brazil awards rights to develop dam


May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.23  Jamaica  State of emergency in Kingston May.24   Jamaica   Police storm stronghold of drugs lord
Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold
May.25  Jamaica  Dozens killed in violence May.26  Argentina  Ex-model arrested on drug charges May.29   Guatemala   Deadly storm hits Central America
  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides
May.30   Colombia   Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote  Partial results from presidential poll are giving a clear lead to former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos

June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Guatemala More than 175 dead from weekend storm
Jun.3   Chile   Van der Sloot arrested in Chile Map of Vina del Mar Chile
  He's the suspect in a young woman's slaying in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the disappearance of U.S. Natalee Holloway in Aruba
Jun.7   Mexico 55 bodies found in mass grave Jun.20   Colombia   Santos wins election
  Governing party candidate Juan Manuel Santos has won the final round of elections. He was ahead of Antanas Mockus by more than 40 points
Jun.22   Jamaica   Alleged drug kingpin arrested
Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston
 He was detained at a roadblock accompanied by a Christian pastor, who said Mr Coke was going to the US embassy to hand himself in


July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7   Cuba   Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement Jul.12   Cuba Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance
Jul.15   Argentina     Argentina legalises gay marriage  Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour Jul.16  Venezuela  Venezuela recalls ambassador to Colombia Jul.22   Venezuela   Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that he is breaking off relations with Colombia. He called President Uribe 'crazed' Jul.29   Mexico Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Mexico Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000
Aug.6   Chile     33 workers trapped in mine Map of Copiapo Chile
  130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked
Aug.7  Colombia  Santos sworn in as Colombian president Aug.10   Colombia   Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties  Venezuela and Colombia wiped the slate clean and will re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between the heads of the states Aug.16   Colombia   737 breaks apart on island landing   One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land on the island of San Andres Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.22   Chile     33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed
 Rescuers retrieved a note from the mine that said all of the miners are alive
Aug.23  Chile  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.24  Colombia  3 teens on Facebook hit list killed Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Aug.26  Chile  Trapped miners send video messages Aug.27  Chile  Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Aug.28   Chile 'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue Aug.30  Mexico  Mexico arrests trafficker Valdez Aug.31   Chile     Drilling to reach miners begins   Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  Guatemala  Heavy rains devastate Guatemala Sep.7  Honduras  18 dead in shoe factory shooting Sep.13   Cuba Cuba to cut half million public jobs
Sep.15  Chile  November rescue hope for miners  Mexico  Bicentennial fiesta to mark independence Sep.17   Chile     Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners   A bore hole reached 33 miners, but it must be widened before the miners can squeeze through -- a process that should take a few weeks Sep.23  Colombia  FARC No. 2 leader killed Sep.26  Chile  Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine Sep.28  Mexico  Landslide traps hundreds Sep.30  Ecuador  Ecuador declares state of emergency   Ecuador   Ecuador troops rescue president Map of Quito Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous police


October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Chile  Mine rescue 'this month' Oct.3  Brazil  Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race Oct.8  Chile  Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.9   Chile Rescue drill reaches trapped miners
 Chile  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday Oct.10  Chile  Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.12  Chile  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon   Chile First Chile miner reaches surface  Chile  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed Oct.13  Chile  Half of trapped 33 miners rescued   Chile   Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.15  Chile  31 of 33 miners released from hospital Oct.16  Ecuador  Trapped miners found dead Oct.22   Haiti     Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
Oct.23  Haiti  Cholera reaches Haiti's capital Oct.24  Haiti  Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti   Haiti U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'
 Haiti  Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing' Oct.31   Brazil   Brazil elects first female president  Dilma Rousseff, 62, -- President Luiz Inacio da Silva's right-hand woman -- has served as his chief of staff and pPreviously, as energy mini...

November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  Haiti  Rain soaks Haiti as storm nears  Cuba  Passenger plane crashes in Cuba Nov.6  Haiti  Cholera death toll rises in Haiti Nov.8   Haiti     Haiti capital cholera fears grow
Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A doctor in Haiti's capita has seen cases of suspected cholera, sparking fears that the epidemic has spread to the city
Nov.12  Haiti  New UN plea for Haiti cholera aid Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.16   Dominican Republic Haiti cholera spreads over border Nov.18  Haiti  Anti-U.N. protests erupt in Haitian capital Nov.20   Colombia Top rebel leader may be dead Nov.25   Rio de Janeiro Rio police 'in control of favela' Nov.28   Rio de Janeiro   Brazil forces take over Rio slum  Authorities launched a massive sweep of the Alemao favela complex, searching for drug gang leaders and illegal drugs

December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4  Ecuador  'Throat of Fire' volcano erupts Dec.7  Haiti  French Haiti cholera report 'inconclusive' Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.11   Mexico   Climate summit agree on deal   UN talks have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries, endorsing compromise by Mexico Dec.17   Venezuela     Chavez gets power to govern by decree  Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months Dec.22  Argentina  Former dictator sentenced to life Dec.23  Haiti  45 people lynched amid cholera fears


Chavez: military will monitor prices US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts   US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti




Latin America, 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Jan.6  Honduras  Arrest warrants for military high command
Jan.10   Venezuela
Jan.18   Haiti
Jan.18  Haiti  US begins airdrops of food and water
Jan.20   Haiti
  The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa
Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest
Jul.29   Mexico Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel Sep.23  Colombia  FARC No. 2 leader killed Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Map of Quito Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous police
Nov.20   Colombia Top rebel leader may be dead Nov.25   Rio de Janeiro Rio police 'in control of favela' Nov.28   Rio de Janeiro Brazil forces take over Rio slum  Authorities launched a massive sweep of the Alemao favela complex, searching for drug gang leaders and illegal drugs



Latin America, 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.1  Rio de Janeiro  Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people Jan.2   Rio de Janeiro Death toll rains hits 51
Jan.12   Haiti   'Catastrophic' earthquake slams Haiti Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti, knocking down buildings and power lines. Heavy damage and bodies in the streets of the capital
 Haiti's worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission and its personnel are missing. The national palace and a hospital are among buildings badly damaged; rescuers are digging under rubble
Jan.13   Haiti   Haiti capital 'flattened,' many feared dead Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  Rescue workers struggled to clear rubble and bodies from the streets, where the death toll from 7.0-magnitude earthquake may exceed 100,000.    Thousands of injured waited for care outside damaged hospitals. Unknown number remained trapped inside collapsed buildings. Water and el...
Jan.14  Haiti  Earthquake death toll 'may be 50,000' Jan.15   Haiti Rescued girl dies after bid to save her Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16  Haiti  Outside Port-au-Prince, towns destroyed Jan.16  Haiti  Security cause doctors to leave hospital Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians Jan.17  Haiti  Top 2 U.N. officials in Haiti died in quake Jan.18   Haiti US marines arrive to bolster quake efforts Jan.20   Haiti Desperate flood port hoping for way out Jan.20   Haiti   US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti
  The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa
Jan.21  Haiti  Haiti to relocate 400,000 homeless Jan.23   Haiti Victim rescue operation declared over
Jan.23  Haiti  Rescuers pull man alive after 11 days Jan.24   Haiti Haiti capital earthquake toll 150,000 Jan.27   Haiti   Girl, 16, pulled from rubble   French rescuers pulled from rubble a girl who they believe could have been trapped since the January 12 earthquake Jan.30  Haiti  US halts Haiti victim evacuations Feb.9  Haiti  Haitian survived 4 weeks in rubble Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Feb.27   Chile Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile
  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast
 A large wave killed three people and 10 were missing on the island of Juan Fernandez
Feb.27  Chile  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.28  Chile  Chileans awake to more aftershocks Mar.1   Chile Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest Mar.11  Chile  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets Apr.6   Rio de Janeiro Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain.    At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain f...
May.29   Guatemala Deadly storm hits Central America
  Tropical Storm Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides
Jun.1   Guatemala More than 175 dead from weekend storm
Aug.6   Chile   33 workers trapped in mine Map of Copiapo Chile
  130 people were working to rescue the miners after the main ramp into the mine was blocked
Aug.16   Colombia 737 breaks apart on island landing   One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land on the island of San Andres Aug.22   Chile   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Map of Copiapo Chile
  Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed
 Rescuers retrieved a note from the mine that said all of the miners are alive
Aug.23  Chile  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Aug.26  Chile  Trapped miners send video messages Aug.27  Chile  Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Aug.28   Chile 'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue Aug.31   Chile   Drilling to reach miners begins   Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks Sep.4  Guatemala  Heavy rains devastate Guatemala Sep.15  Chile  November rescue hope for miners Sep.17   Chile   Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners   A bore hole reached 33 miners, but it must be widened before the miners can squeeze through -- a process that should take a few weeks Sep.26  Chile  Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine Sep.28  Mexico  Landslide traps hundreds Oct.1  Chile  Mine rescue 'this month' Oct.8  Chile  Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.9   Chile Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Oct.9  Chile  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday Oct.10  Chile  Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.12  Chile  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon Oct.12   Chile First Chile miner reaches surface Oct.12  Chile  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed Oct.13  Chile  Half of trapped 33 miners rescued Oct.13   Chile Last trapped Chile miner rescued Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued
 They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with severe dental infections and some eye problems. The six rescuers sent down to assist the miners are now being winched up
Oct.15  Chile  31 of 33 miners released from hospital Oct.16  Ecuador  Trapped miners found dead Oct.22   Haiti   Haiti cholera outbreak kills 138
  The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths
 All the reported cases are in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions. Hospitals overflowed with people rushing to get help from the fast-moving outbreak
Oct.23  Haiti  Cholera reaches Haiti's capital Oct.24  Haiti  Cholera death toll jumps in Haiti Oct.24   Haiti U.N.: Cholera in Haiti's capital 'worrying'
Oct.24  Haiti  Haiti cholera outbreak 'slowing' Nov.4  Haiti  Rain soaks Haiti as storm nears Nov.4  Cuba  Passenger plane crashes in Cuba Nov.6  Haiti  Cholera death toll rises in Haiti Nov.8   Haiti   Haiti capital cholera fears grow Map of Port-au-Prince Haiti
  A doctor in Haiti's capita has seen cases of suspected cholera, sparking fears that the epidemic has spread to the city
Nov.12  Haiti  New UN plea for Haiti cholera aid Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.16   Dominican Republic Haiti cholera spreads over border Dec.4  Ecuador  'Throat of Fire' volcano erupts Dec.7  Haiti  French Haiti cholera report 'inconclusive' Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains Dec.23  Haiti  45 people lynched amid cholera fears



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2010 Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor Jan.10   Venezuela Chavez: military will monitor prices
Mar.10  Mexico  Mogul Slim is world's richest person Apr.20   Amazon Brazil awards rights to develop dam Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Sep.13   Cuba Cuba to cut half million public jobs Dec.8  Panama  Panama Canal shut by heavy rains



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2010 Jan.6  Honduras  Arrest warrants for military high command Jan.16  Haiti  Security cause doctors to leave hospital Feb.1  Haiti  PM criticises US missionaries Feb.4   Haiti U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping  Ten Americans detained while trying to take 33 Haitian children out of the country were charged with kidnapping children and criminal associ... Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies May.23  Jamaica  State of emergency in Kingston May.24   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord
Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold
May.25  Jamaica  Dozens killed in violence May.26  Argentina  Ex-model arrested on drug charges Jun.3   Chile Van der Sloot arrested in Chile Map of Vina del Mar Chile
  He's the suspect in a young woman's slaying in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the disappearance of U.S. Natalee Holloway in Aruba
Jun.7   Mexico 55 bodies found in mass grave Jun.22   Jamaica Alleged drug kingpin arrested Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston
 He was detained at a roadblock accompanied by a Christian pastor, who said Mr Coke was going to the US embassy to hand himself in
Jul.7   Cuba Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement Jul.29   Mexico Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel Aug.3   Mexico Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000 Aug.24  Colombia  3 teens on Facebook hit list killed Aug.30  Mexico  Mexico arrests trafficker Valdez Sep.7  Honduras  18 dead in shoe factory shooting Nov.25   Rio de Janeiro Rio police 'in control of favela' Nov.28   Rio de Janeiro Brazil forces take over Rio slum  Authorities launched a massive sweep of the Alemao favela complex, searching for drug gang leaders and illegal drugs Dec.22  Argentina  Former dictator sentenced to life Dec.23  Haiti  45 people lynched amid cholera fears



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2010 Jan.7  Argentina  President dismisses central bank governor Jan.15  Haiti  Digital fundraising still pushing Haiti relief Jan.16   Haiti Clinton visits quake-hit Haitians
Jan.17   Chile Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
  Conservative Sebastian Pinera has won presidential run-off, ending two decades of centre-left rule.    Social Democrat Eduardo Frei conceded defeat after resu...
Jan.18  Haiti  US begins airdrops of food and water Jan.27  Dominican Republic  Ex-leader Manuel Zelaya begins exile Feb.12  Haiti  National mourning month after earthquake Feb.22   Mexico Argentina rallies support over Falklands
Feb.23  Cuba  Prison hunger striker Zapata dies Feb.26   Colombia High court: Uribe can't run for third term Mar.11   Chile Pinera sworn in as president Mar.31  Haiti  UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets May.23  Jamaica  State of emergency in Kingston May.30   Colombia Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote  Partial results from presidential poll are giving a clear lead to former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos Jun.20   Colombia Santos wins election
  Governing party candidate Juan Manuel Santos has won the final round of elections. He was ahead of Antanas Mockus by more than 40 points
Jul.7   Cuba Cuba to release 52 political prisoners  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement Jul.12   Cuba Castro rips U.S. in rare TV appearance
Jul.15   Argentina   Argentina legalises gay marriage  Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour Jul.16  Venezuela  Venezuela recalls ambassador to Colombia Jul.22   Venezuela Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that he is breaking off relations with Colombia. He called President Uribe 'crazed' Aug.7  Colombia  Santos sworn in as Colombian president Aug.10   Colombia Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties  Venezuela and Colombia wiped the slate clean and will re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between the heads of the states Aug.20  Haiti  Jean's presidential bid rejected Aug.25  Chile  Trapped miners building shrine Sep.15  Mexico  Bicentennial fiesta to mark independence Sep.30  Ecuador  Ecuador declares state of emergency Sep.30   Ecuador Ecuador troops rescue president Map of Quito Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous police
Oct.3  Brazil  Rousseff pulls ahead in presidential race Oct.31   Brazil Brazil elects first female president  Dilma Rousseff, 62, -- President Luiz Inacio da Silva's right-hand woman -- has served as his chief of staff and pPreviously, as energy mini... Nov.15   Haiti Haiti cholera protests target UN Nov.18  Haiti  Anti-U.N. protests erupt in Haitian capital Dec.11   Mexico Climate summit agree on deal   UN talks have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries, endorsing compromise by Mexico Dec.17   Venezuela   Chavez gets power to govern by decree  Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months Dec.22  Argentina  Former dictator sentenced to life