An earthquake, measuring magnitude 7.1, has struck in eastern Peru, close to the country’s border with Brazil.
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.
At least two people have been killed, and a further 30 injured, after two dams burst, at an iron ore mine, in Brazil, flooding nearby villages.
Nine police officers have been arrested in Brazil, suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, earlier this year.
At least 19 people have been killed, and a further seven wounded, following a shooting spree, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.
A man has been shot dead by assailants in a Rio de Janeiro subway station, leading to a shutdown of the station and renewed security concerns ahead of the 2016 Olympics in the city.
An accident at the construction site for a large hydroelectric dam in Belo Monte, in northern Brazil, has killed three workers, and injured three others.
A prominent Italian mafia boss has been arrested by Brazilian police in the country’s northeastern city of Recife, after spending 30 years on the run from authorities.
Gunmen have raided the headquarters of a Brazilian football team and killed eight supporters of the club, in a suspected drug-related incident.
A major fire at a fuel tank storage facility in Santos, Brazil has spread further, as the blaze enters its third day, firefighters have said.