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 five people have been killed, and another critically injured, after a cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off, in eastern Colombia.
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 four people have been killed, following a fire at a movie theatre, in a mall in the Peruvian capital, Lima.
An earthquake, measuring magnitude-6.0, has struck off northwest Colombia, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
At least eight soldiers have been killed, following an ambush on a military patrol, by suspected rebels, in Paraguay.