A plane carrying a Brazilian football team, journalists, and nine crew members crashed in Colombia, killing 71 and leaving six survivors. Brasilia has announced three days of national mourning.
A fire has killed 10 people at the youth academy of one of Brazil's premier football clubs, Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro. The blaze broke out in a special facility where out-of-town youngsters live while training.
A small group of Venezuelan soldiers have apparently failed in their attempt to overthrow the regime. Observers say the uprising demonstrates how unstable Venezuela's political situation has become.
An increase in small-scale gold mining has taken a toll on the Amazon, increasing deforestation and polluting waterways, according to a new report. Mining in protected indigenous areas has increased exponentially.
Right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro seems about to win Brazil's presidential elections. Conservative presidents are also in power in Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Is a "new right" emerging in the region?
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