A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Mexico on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, and tremors were felt in Mexico City.
A newspaper editor known for his exposure of crime and corruption cases was shot dead in northern Rio, police said today.
Some 3,000 braved catcalls and embarrassed smiles from residents as they biked some 20 kilometers
Mexican authorities say a bus apparently went out of control after a blowout and turned over, killing 16 people in central Hidalgo state.
The attacks have stunned this city. In one, an assailant held a gun to the head of a 30-year-old woman while raping her in front of passengers on a bus as the driver proceeded down a main avenue. In another, a 14-year-old girl from a hillside slum was raped on one of Rio’s most famous stretches of beach.
One person was killed in a spectacular fire that broke out in a fuel depot on the northern edge of Rio de Janeiro and spread to nearby homes, officials said.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile today, the US Geological Survey said, but Chilean emergency authorities said they saw no prospect that the tremor would generate a tsunami.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took a swipe at Barack Obama on Saturday, calling him the "grand chief of devils" after the US president declined to recognize his contested re-election.
Authorities in Mexico say gunmen killed five men who were loading sand onto a truck at a riverbank near the resort city of Acapulco, while a shootout in an adjacent state killed one federal police officer and four alleged attackers.
An audit of election returns cannot overturn Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduros's win, a top election official said Saturday, warning the opposition against creating "false expectations."
At least 12 people died and around 15 were missing after a boat capsized in the Ariri river in the Brazilian Amazon, firefighters said in a revised toll, as an investigation got under way.
Violent clashes at Opposition protests over Venezuela's disputed presidential election have killed seven people, officials said today, as both sides mobilized supporters nationwide for new demonstrations.
A construction worker died after the collapse of a grandstand being built at Brazil's Arena Palestra football stadium.
Thousands of opposition supporters crammed the streets of Caracas on Monday, banging pots, burning trash bags and chanting "fraud" to protest the confirmation of late leader Hugo Chavez's political heir as president-elect.
Former bus driver Nicolas Maduro rose through the ranks of Venezuelan politics by faithfully following the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, repeating his slogans and carrying out his orders.