Colombia has offered a cash reward in their effort to find a father who forced his 11-year-old daughter to act as a drug mule.
Nine people have been killed in a series of revenge killings by off-duty policemen, in the northern Brazilian city of Belem.
A lightning strike has killed 11 people and injured a further 15, after striking the roof of a hut where members of an indigenous Colombian tribe were gathered.
At least eight people have been injured after a bomb blast in a subway in the Chilean capital of Santiago, with officials claiming the bombing was a ‘terrorist attack’.
A riot by Brazilian inmates in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel has left four dead and several injured, with at least 700 prisoners reported to be involved in the uprising.
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, was killed when the private jet he was travelling in came down as a result of bad weather.
The Tibu Oil Field in northwestern Colombia was attacked by rebel gunmen, according to a statement by state-owned oil company Ecopetrol.