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B. 2018-01-20 Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais Minas Gerais, Brazil
C. 2018-01-02 Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff Curva del Diablo, Pasamayo, Peru
D. 2017-12-16 ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked Argentina
4. 2017-11-30 Argentina sub mission no longer a rescue operation Argentina
F. 2017-11-24 Still no sign of ARA San Juan Argentina
G. 2017-11-23 Sound detected in search for missing sub consistent with non-nuclear explosion Valdez peninsula, Argentina
7. 2017-11-20 Missing sub 'had called to report breakdown' Argentina
8. 2017-11-19 Missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather Valdez peninsula, Argentina
2017-11-17 Argentine navy loses contact with submarine Patagonia, Argentina

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Argentina sub mission no longer a rescue operation   Sound detected in search for missing sub consistent with non-nuclear explosion   Argentina: A sound detected in the search for a missing ARA San Juan with 44 crew members aboard is consistent with a non-nuclear explosion Argentine navy loses contact with submarine Map of Patagonia Argentina
Jan. 20  Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais
Jan.2  Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff


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December 2017 ... more > Top ^
Dec.16  ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked


November 2017 ... more > Top ^
Nov.30
Nov.24  Still no sign of ARA San Juan
Nov.23
Nov.20  Missing sub 'had called to report breakdown'
Nov.19  Missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather
Nov.17
  Argentina: The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for ARA San Juan, a German-built TR-1700 that has not made contact for 48 hours


June 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jun.25 Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing


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Apr.3  Colombia declares emergency as landslide victims buried Apr.1 Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods


January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.26   Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10   Flames from one of Chile's worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to...

year 2016 Top ^

Nov.30  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Nov.29  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.28 Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia
Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Sep.16  Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church Apr.30  Rescued circus lions from Colombia and Peru flown to South Africa Apr.19  Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts Apr.18 Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead Apr.17  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.16 Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Map of Muisne Ecuador  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed Mar.15  Ecuador army plane crashes in Amazon region killing 22 Feb.1 Zika: WHO declares global emergency   A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO Jan.28  Zika: Activists in Brazil to petition court to allow abortions Jan.20  Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.25   Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000
Map of Asuncion Paraguay  More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years Nov.29 Brazil state announces Zika fever emergency. Northeastern Brazil Nov.5 Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes Sep.16 Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake Mar.14  Bus plunges down into deep mountain ravine, killing 49 Mar.13  Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated Mar.9 French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead. Argentina Jan.23  Brazilians urged to cut water use

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.6 Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe
. Colombia Aug.13 Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash   Sao Paulo: Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media report... Jul.3  Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses May.18  Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children May.1  Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing Apr.1 Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile Feb.7  Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.2  Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark Nov.27  Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Jul.2   'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight    Austria: Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board Feb.3  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Jan.27  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria
Map of Santa Maria Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say.    The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were cru...
Jan.5 Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela

year 2012 Top ^

Aug.25 Blast halts Venezuela refinery
Feb.22 Argentina train crash 'kills 49'   A train crash at a station in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, has killed 49 people with hundreds more injured Jan.28  At least 26 killed in Peru rehab center fire Jan.26  Five bodies found in Rio rubble Jan.25 High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead. Rio de Janeiro

year 2011 Top ^

Jun.20 Ash cloud grounds Australian flights   An ash cloud is drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago Jun.11 Chile volcano affects NZ flights
. New Zealand Feb.14  Huge fine in Amazon pollution case Jan.15  Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding Jan.13 Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding   Rio de Janeiro: Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 p... Jan.12  Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives Jan.2  Major earthquake strikes central Chile

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.4  'Throat of Fire' volcano erupts Oct.16  Trapped miners found dead Oct.15  31 of 33 miners released from hospital Oct.13   Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued.    They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with sev...
 Half of trapped 33 miners rescued Oct.12  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed  First Chile miner reaches surface  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon Oct.10  Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.9  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Oct.8  Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.1  Mine rescue 'this month' Sep.26  Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine Sep.17 Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Sep.15  November rescue hope for miners Aug.31 Drilling to reach miners begins. Chile Aug.28  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue Aug.27  Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Aug.26  Trapped miners send video messages Aug.25  Trapped miners building shrine Aug.23  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.22   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days
Map of Copiapo Chile  Chile: Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.16 737 breaks apart on island landing. Colombia Aug.6 33 workers trapped in mine. Chile Apr.6 Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro Mar.11  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.1  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest Feb.28  Chileans awake to more aftershocks Feb.27  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast Jan.2  Death toll rains hits 51 Jan.1  Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people

year 2009 Top ^

Nov.10  Dam failure triggers huge blackout Jun.8  Air France tail section recovered Jun.7  Bodies found from missing Air France plane Jun.1 Air France plane crashed
Map of Northeastern Brazil
  Northeastern Brazil: The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact.    The plane sent an automatic message signaling a...
May.28 Dam bursts after more rain. Brazil

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.4 Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
. Antarctica Nov.27 Death toll climbs in flooding. Brazil Feb.21 Jetliner crashes in mountains. Venezuela

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.14 Thousands homeless after quake
. Chile Aug.16 337 killed in earthquake   Peru: All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima Jul.17 About 200 dead from plane crash   Sao Paulo: TAM Airlines Airbus 320 skidded across a road and crashed into a building, carrying 176 people crashed while attempting to land in heavy rai... Jan.13 Rescue mission in collapse. Sao Paulo Jan.6  Mudslide toll reaches 31

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.29 Plane lost over Amazon


year 2005 Top ^

Aug.23  Airliner crashes in jungle Aug.16   160 believed dead in jet crash   Venezuela: The Colombian MD-82 aircraft carrying 160 people crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela May.20 Missing 41 troops feared dead
. Chile

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.30 175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire
. Argentina Aug.1 Supermarket fire death toll tops 300  Paraguay: The fire broke out at the Ycua Bolanos supermarket while it was crowded with Sunday shoppers. Dozens were injured

year 2003 Top ^

Aug.22  21 dead in rocket explosion

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.1  Nightclub Blaze in Caracas Kills 47 Jan.28  Airliner crashed with 92 people

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.29  Fireworks blaze kills 230 Jun.23  Powerful 7.9 earthquake Apr.20  Missionary plane shut down
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Feb. 2, 1709 Rescue of Alexander of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe)   Chile: Duke, a privateering ship piloted by William Dampier, and its sailing companion, the Duchess. Thomas Dover led the landing party that met Se...


  Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10   Flames from one of Chile's worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to... Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil




South America, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2017
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2016
Sep.16  Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church
2015
Mar.13  Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated
2013
Jan.27  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims
Jan.27
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say.    The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were cru...
2012 Jan.28  At least 26 killed in Peru rehab center fire 2004 Dec.30 175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire. Argentina Aug.1 Supermarket fire death toll tops 300  Paraguay: The fire broke out at the Ycua Bolanos supermarket while it was crowded with Sunday shoppers. Dozens were injured 2002 Dec.1  Nightclub Blaze in Caracas Kills 47 2001 Dec.29  Fireworks blaze kills 230



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2005 May.20 Missing 41 troops feared dead
. Chile



South America, Disasters Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2016 Apr.19  Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts Apr.18 Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead
Apr.17  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.17  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.16 Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Map of Muisne Ecuador  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed 2015 Sep.16 Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake 2014 Apr.1 Tsunami warning after 8.2 quake strikes off Chile 2011 Jan.2  Major earthquake strikes central Chile 2010 Mar.11  Three strong earthquakes strike Chile Mar.1  Extra troops deployed amid quake unrest Feb.28  Chileans awake to more aftershocks Feb.27  Quake affects two million, says Bachelet Feb.27 Massive 8.8 quake hits Chile
Map of Chillan Chile  An earthquake is killing at least 147 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. off the coast 2007 Nov.14 Thousands homeless after quake. Chile Aug.16 337 killed in earthquake   Peru: All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima 2001 Jun.23  Powerful 7.9 earthquake



South America, Disasters Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2018 Jan.2  Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff 2015 Mar.14  Bus plunges down into deep mountain ravine, killing 49 2014 May.18  Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children Feb.7  Bus, truck collide in Argentina, killing 18 people



South America, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2018 Jan. 20  Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais 2016 Feb.1 Zika: WHO declares global emergency   A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO Jan.28  Zika: Activists in Brazil to petition court to allow abortions Jan.20  Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects 2015 Nov.29 Brazil state announces Zika fever emergency
. Northeastern Brazil



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2017 Dec.16  ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked Nov.30 Argentina sub mission no longer a rescue operation
Nov.24  Still no sign of ARA San Juan Nov.23   Sound detected in search for missing sub consistent with non-nuclear explosion   Argentina: A sound detected in the search for a missing ARA San Juan with 44 crew members aboard is consistent with a non-nuclear explosion Nov.20  Missing sub 'had called to report breakdown' Nov.19  Missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather Nov.17 Argentine navy loses contact with submarine Map of Patagonia Argentina
  Argentina: The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for ARA San Juan, a German-built TR-1700 that has not made contact for 48 hours
Jun.25 Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing 2008 Dec.4 Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast. Antarctica



South America, Disasters Power Outage Timeline ... See World Power Outage timeline Top ^
2013 Dec.2  Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark 2009 Nov.10  Dam failure triggers huge blackout



South America, Disasters Volcano Timeline ... See World Volcano timeline Top ^
2011 Jun.20 Ash cloud grounds Australian flights   An ash cloud is drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago Jun.11 Chile volcano affects NZ flights
. New Zealand 2010 Dec.4  'Throat of Fire' volcano erupts



South America, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2014 May.1  Illegal mine collapse: 3 dead, 15 missing 2010 Oct.16  Trapped miners found dead Oct.15  31 of 33 miners released from hospital Aug.27  Five Chilean miners 'depressed' Aug.26  Trapped miners send video messages Aug.25  Trapped miners building shrine Aug.23  Supplies sent to trapped miners Aug.22   33 trapped miners alive after 17 days Map of Copiapo Chile  Chile: Miners are alive and in a shelter, President Pinera said, raising hopes for the first time in the nearly 3 weeks since the mine collapsed Aug.6 33 workers trapped in mine. Chile



South America, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.23  Brazilians urged to cut water use 2014 Oct.6 Lightning strike kills 11 members of indigenous tribe
. Colombia 2010 Apr.6 Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro Jan.2  Death toll rains hits 51



South America, Disasters Landslide Timeline ... See World Landslide timeline Top ^
2017 Apr.3  Colombia declares emergency as landslide victims buried Apr.1 Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods
2007 Jan.13 Rescue mission in collapse. Sao Paulo Jan.6  Mudslide toll reaches 31



South America, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2015 Dec.25   Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Map of Asuncion Paraguay  More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years Nov.5 Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes 2011 Jan.15  Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding Jan.13 Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding   Rio de Janeiro: Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 p... Jan.12  Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives 2010 Jan.1  Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people 2009 May.28 Dam bursts after more rain. Brazil 2008 Nov.27 Death toll climbs in flooding. Brazil



South America, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2016 Nov.30  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Nov.29  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.28 Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia
Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Mar.15  Ecuador army plane crashes in Amazon region killing 22 2015 Mar.9 French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead. Argentina 2014 Aug.13 Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash   Sao Paulo: Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media report... 2013 Jul.2   'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight    Austria: Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board Feb.3  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Jan.5 Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela 2010 Aug.16 737 breaks apart on island landing. Colombia 2009 Jun.8  Air France tail section recovered Jun.7  Bodies found from missing Air France plane Jun.1 Air France plane crashed Map of Northeastern Brazil
  Northeastern Brazil: The Airbus A330-200 with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact.    The plane sent an automatic message signaling a...
2008 Feb.21 Jetliner crashes in mountains. Venezuela 2007 Jul.17 About 200 dead from plane crash   Sao Paulo: TAM Airlines Airbus 320 skidded across a road and crashed into a building, carrying 176 people crashed while attempting to land in heavy rai... 2006 Sep.29 Plane lost over Amazon 2005 Aug.23  Airliner crashes in jungle Aug.16   160 believed dead in jet crash   Venezuela: The Colombian MD-82 aircraft carrying 160 people crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela 2002 Jan.28  Airliner crashed with 92 people 2001 Apr.20  Missionary plane shut down



South America, Disasters Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2016 Apr.30  Rescued circus lions from Colombia and Peru flown to South Africa



South America, Disasters Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2011 Feb.14  Huge fine in Amazon pollution case



South America, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2014 Jul.3  Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses 2013 Nov.27  Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium 2012 Jan.26  Five bodies found in Rio rubble



South America, Disasters Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.22 Argentina train crash 'kills 49'   A train crash at a station in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, has killed 49 people with hundreds more injured



South America, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2010 Oct.13   Last trapped Chile miner rescued
Map of Copiapo Chile
  The last of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for more than two months has been rescued.    They were greeted by families and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescued miners have been taken to hospital with sev...
Oct.13  Half of trapped 33 miners rescued Oct.12  Joy as first 3 Chile miners freed Oct.12  First Chile miner reaches surface Oct.12  Rescue of trapped miners to begin soon Oct.10  Final steps under way before mine rescue Oct.9  Evacuation of miners to start Wednesday Oct.9  Rescue drill reaches trapped miners Oct.8  Drill 24 hours from miners Oct.1  Mine rescue 'this month' Sep.26  Rescue capsule arrives at Chile mine Sep.17 Bore hole reaches trapped Chilean miners Sep.15  November rescue hope for miners Aug.31 Drilling to reach miners begins. Chile Aug.28  'Plan B' for quicker mine rescue 1881 Feb. 2, 1709 Rescue of Alexander of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe)   Chile: Duke, a privateering ship piloted by William Dampier, and its sailing companion, the Duchess. Thomas Dover led the landing party that met Se...



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2003 Aug.22  21 dead in rocket explosion



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2012 Aug.25 Blast halts Venezuela refinery
Jan.25 High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead. Rio de Janeiro