Four people, the pilot and three passengers, have been killed after a helicopter crashed onto a house in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
A large fire has broken out at a fuel tank storage facility in the Brazilian port of Santos, the largest in Latin America.
A bomb scare on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Sao Paulo has caused the plane to be diverted to Morocco.
A 19th Century gold ingot, believed to be worth more than $2m, has been seized by Argentine authorities from two Paraguayan men reportedly crossing the border with the gold.
A passenger bus, which crashed after driving off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, has left as many as 51 people dead.
Widespread flooding has struck the major Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, which had been suffering from a severe drought over the recent months.
At least four Brazilian police officers have been killed within a 24-hour period as security forces try to gain control of the capital city’s crime-ridden favelas.
Three people have been electrocuted by a power line while riding on a carnival float in the Brazilian city of Nova Iguacu, just hours after a similar incident killed at least 18 people in Haiti.
At least three people were killed and dozens were injured after a blast occurred on a Petrobras oil rig off the coast of Brazil.
An off-duty police officer has shot dead famous Brazilian surfer, Ricardo dos Santos, outside his family home in the state of Santa Catarina.