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#South America

# south-america - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse

Six people have been confirmed dead and 16 remain missing following the collapse of three high-rise buildings in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

# south-america - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil

A contestant on Brazilian Big Brother is being questioned by police after concerns were raised that he raped a fellow contestant as she slept.

# south-america - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery

Cristina Fernandez is recovering after having surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and is cautiously expected to make a full recovery.

# south-america - Thursday 29 December, 2011

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide

The Chilean leader was found dead while defending the presidential palace in the 1973 coup in Chile, in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power.

# south-america - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Argentine President diagnosed with thyroid cancer

Cristina Fernadez is not the first South American leader to be be diagnosed cancer in recent months – Presidents Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil all have undergone treatments recently.

# south-america - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile Chile This post contains images

Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile

The Chilean twins presented a particularly difficult challenge because they were born sharing many of the same internal organs and urinary system.

# south-america - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

# south-america - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught

Notorious gang-Antonio Bonfim Lopes, known as “Nem,” is wanted on drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money laundering charges.

# south-america - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC Lord Of War This post contains videos

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, aka the Merchant of Death, was convicted after US agents posing as Colombian terrorists staged a $20m arms deal.

# south-america - Sunday 23 October, 2011

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez – the wife of her late predecessor – is set to be re-elected, boosted by a booming economy.

# south-america - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users

Mexico’s notoriously vicious drug cartels are trying to crack down on members of the public who denounce their activities online.

# south-america - Monday 5 September, 2011

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution

Bolivia’s President even left the car behind and jogged to work yesterday.

# south-america - Friday 2 September, 2011

6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina

The earthquake prompted evacuations in Buenos Aires and was felt in other populous areas – however those living at the epicentre didn’t even notice it.

# south-america - Monday 29 August, 2011

Five detained over casino attack that killed 52 in Mexico

Five people suspected of being members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel in Mexico have been arrested over an arson attack on a casino killed 52 people earlier this week.

# south-america - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

From The42 Juego Bonito: watch Uruguay book their place in the final thanks to Suarez brace Due South

Juego Bonito: watch Uruguay book their place in the final thanks to Suarez brace

WATCH: Liverpoool striker on the double as Uruguay eye record 15th title.

# south-america - Monday 4 July, 2011

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment

The Venezuelan president arrives home after four weeks in Cuba, where he underwent emergency surgery.

# south-america - Friday 1 July, 2011

Chavez reveals cancer battle

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made a statement on television last night explaining his recent absence.

# south-america - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Where is Hugo Chavez?

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

# south-america - Friday 11 March, 2011

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross Pacific Tsunami This post contains images

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.

# south-america - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image Che

Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image

Renowned artist Irish Jim Fitzpatrick is attempting to secure royalties on the world-famous work for the first time.

# south-america - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Rio Carnival costumes and floats destroyed by huge blaze

A fire has torn through some of the city’s most prominent dance schools, destroying parade costumes and floats – and causing €3 million worth of damage.

# south-america - Saturday 15 January, 2011

Drug trafficking suspect to appear in court

One of two women arrested in a €1 million cocaine raid at Dublin Airport will appear in court today on drug trafficking charges.