Low-cost street lights are brightening up public spaces and creating a safer environment for women in Bogotá, Colombia.
Several of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground in 2010 have lost their homes in floods in the same region.
Dozens of people have been killed during storms which brought intense rains, landslides and high waves to Ecuador and Chile, with many more missing.
A Peru crash involving three buses and a truck has left 37 people dead and another 70 people hurt.
Indigenous leaders from Peru's Amazon region say they're still waiting for government protection from illegal loggers.
Chile is facing a "massive environmental catastrophe" due to wildfires in its south.
A plane has crashed into a lake in eastern Uruguay, killing all 10 people on board, rescue officials say.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the southern Chilean city of Concepcion, about 500 kilometres south of the capital Santiago.
The bodies of the 10 people killed when two helicopters crashed in Argentina during the filming of a French reality TV show have been identified.
More than a million people have turned out in Brazil for demonstrations against the government of recently re-elected leftist president Dilma Rousseff.
The death toll following a horror bus crash into a ravine in Brazil's south has climbed to 54.
At least 49 people on a Brazil tour bus have been killed when the bus plunged 400 metres into a wooden ravine.
Around 7000 residents forced to flee a forest fire that threatened the Chilean seaport city of Valparaiso have been allowed to return to their homes.
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