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04-01 Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Iquique, Chile
C. 04-12 Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city Valparaiso, Chile
D. 04-13 Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes Valparaiso, Chile

Prison escape in quake-hit Chile city   The army has been deployed to the northern city of Iquique after some 300 inmates escaped from a women's jail following an 8.2 earthquake Chile leader evacuates as second big quake strikes   A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked northern Chile, just over 24 hours after an 8.2 tremor killed six people, destroyed 2,600 hou... Ecuador volcano spews huge plume   The Tungurahua volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, 10km (six miles) high Nursing home fire kills 10 in Chile Map of Paillaco Chile  Neighbors tried to rescue the elders but they had been locked inside the room. Most of the 12 patients at the nursing home lived with disabilities Sentences for Argentina sex slavery Map of San Miguel de Tucuman Argentina  A court has sentenced 10 people to up to 22 years in jail for the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a young woman, Marita Veron Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city Map of Valparaiso Chile
Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Map of Iquique Chile

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Apr.1   Chile  
  An earthquake of 8.0 magnitude has struck off Chile's coast near Iquique, triggering a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast
 The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) about 86km (52 miles) north-west of the mining area. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in affected areas. Waves of up to 2.1m have hit some areas in Chile, and there have been power cuts, fires and landslides
Apr.2   Chile  
Apr.5   Ecuador  
Apr.6   Chile  
Apr.8   Argentina  
Apr.12   Chile  
  President Michelle Bachelet has declared the port city of Valparaiso a catastrophe zone, which puts the Armed Forces in charge of maintaining order
Apr.13   Chile   Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes Map of Valparaiso Chile
  A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city. More than 10,000 people were evacuated
Apr.17   Mexico   Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Map of Mexico City Mexico
  Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says
  Peru   Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud Map of Ubinas Peru  The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating people living near the volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity Apr.21   Colombia   Mexico and Colombia hold Garcia Marquez memorials  Mexico and Colombia are holding public memorials to Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday in Mexico City aged 87 Apr.22   Rio de Janeiro   Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes Map of Copacabana Rio de Janeiro Brazil  Violent protests have broken out in Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police, mistook him for a drug trafficker Apr.24   Bolivia   Bolivia dismisses protesting troops  Bolivia's military chiefs have ordered the dismissal of more than 700 troops who have been protesting to demand better working conditions Apr.25   Rio de Janeiro   Brazilian military rule torturer Paulo Malhaes found dead
  A former colonel who admitted torturing and killing political prisoners under military rule was killed by three men who entered his home

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