A very large South Korean cargo ship with 24 people on board has reportedly gone missing in the South Atlantic, off the coast of South America, having recently departed from Brazil.
At least 10 prisoners have reportedly been killed, following fighting between rival gangs during a riot in a prison, in northeastern Brazil.
At least one person has been killed, and another injured, following an accident at a port in northeastern Brazil.
At least 33 inmates have been killed, following a prison riot, blamed on a drug gang, in Brazil, just days after a similar riot killed 56 inmates in a nearby state.
At least 60 people have been killed, following a prison riot, caused by an ongoing war between rival drug gangs, in the city of Manaus, in Brazil.
Brazilian police have discovered a body in a charred vehicle in Rio de Janeiro which they suspect is the missing Greek ambassador to Brazil.
At least 76 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, have been killed, after the plane they were travelling on crashed in Colombia.
At least four police officers have been killed, after their police helicopter was reportedly shot down by gang members, in Brazil.
At least 15 people have been killed, following flooding and mudslides, in and around the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.
Brazil has reportedly tested a man, who had recently came from Guinea, for Ebola, whilst preventively shutting down the public health unit where he was first treated.