December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

Death toll from Brazil flooding rises to 20

The death toll from heavy rain and flooding that has plagued the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia since November rose to 20 on Monday,

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Brazil first in South America to record Omicron cases

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday that two Brazilians had tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the first reported cases in Latin America.

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

24 dead in Ecuador prison riot

At least 24 prisoners were killed in a battle between inmates equipped with firearms and grenades at a prison in Guayaquil, Ecuador, officials said Tuesday.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Earthquake of magnitude 6 strikes Salta, Argentina: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck Salta, Argentina on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

17 people, most with Covid-19, die in flooding of Mexican hospital

Severe flooding led to the deaths of 17 people, most of whom had Covid-19, at a hospital in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo after torrential rains caused the River Tula to burst its banks, authorities said on Tuesday.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Brazil's Bolsonaro cancels events with no timeline for leaving hospital

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has no forecast date for leaving the hospital where he is being treated for an obstructed intestine linked to a 2018 stabbing, as he canceled a weekly broadcast later on Thursday and a weekend event with supporters.

July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021

Former US drug agency informant arrested in Haiti assassination: sources

One of the Haitian-American men arrested on suspicion of taking part in the assassination of Haiti's president last week had been an informant to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, a DEA official said on Monday.

July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021

Assassination of Haiti President: Cops arrest suspect with ‘political’ aim

Haitian police has announced they had arrested a Haitian national “who had political objectives” in recruiting the gunmen who assassinated President Jovenel Moise last week.