The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City killed at least 26 people and left hundreds missing.
Residents have begun rebuilding homes and businesses in Coquimbo, two days after tsunami waves triggered by a major earthquake battered the Chilean port city's...
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A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile has been felt across South America, with tsunamis feared as far away as Japan.
Residents sifted through rubble on Thursday and saved what they could from homes destroyed by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in central Chile that killed 11 people,...
A Los Angeles-based film pilot is among the two people who died when a plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise crashed in Colombia.
An Argentine man is accused of keeping his troubled wife and autistic son locked in a cage for at least two years.
Chilean police say a malnourished two-year-old boy has been rescued after he was found being breastfed by a dog.

Peru to shoot down drug planes

Peru has acted a law that authorises military planes to shoot down suspected drug flights.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in dozens of Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff,...
President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency amid increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano.
In a case that's drawn criticism from human rights groups, a child rape victim has given birth after being denied an abortion in Paraguay.
Houses covering a hill in the Mexican town of Palmitas have been transformed into swirling rainbow as part of a large-scale art project that took more than two...
Pope Francis has condemned the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as genocide during his Bolivian visit.
A video has emerged of a stowaway cat holding on for dear life onboard an open air flight in South America. And it’s fur real.

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