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1. 01-27 Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Santa Maria, Brazil
C. 02-18 Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Venezuela
D. 03-05 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies Venezuela
03-13 Church picks first South American pope Vatican
F. 04-14 Maduro wins Venezuela election Venezuela
G. 06-17 Protests spread throughout Brazil Sao Paulo
7. 07-02 'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight Austria

Summary.     Click for More > Venezuela swears in acting president   Church picks first South American pope   Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis Maduro wins Venezuela election   Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Venezuela challenger demands recount Protests spread throughout Brazil  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup 'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics Bach new IOC president Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying Venezuela expels three US diplomats Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark Huge poll win for Chilean left
Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Chavez ally elected by assembly Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   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 Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
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Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details   Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling a 'severe' lung infection that has caused respiratory failure, a top official said Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Map of Los Roques Venezuela  A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela   Chavez ally elected by assembly  National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer surgery   Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time  Argentina star is becoming the first player to win FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or title on four separate occasions Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
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Jan.4  Chavez 'can rule without oath'
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  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...
Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.28  Three held over Brazil club fire Jan.29  Brazil fire 'caused by flares'

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3   Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed   Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo has died in a helicopter crash. Oviedo, 69, was running for Paraguay's third largest party in presidential... Feb.17   Ecuador's Correa is re-elected   President Rafael Correa has been re-elected for a third term with more than 50% of the vote. His main challenger has admitted defeat Feb.18     Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home
  President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment

March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4 Chavez suffers new severe infection
Mar.5     Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him
 Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state TV broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together
Mar.6 Thousands march with Chavez coffin
Body of Hugo Chavez lies in state Mar.7 Leaders gather for state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.8   Venezuela swears in acting president   Venezuela's former vice-president Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as acting president hours after the state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.9  Falklands holds vote over UK status Mar.13     Church picks first South American pope
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis
 The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis
Mar.14 Plan to embalm Chavez may have hit a snag
Mar.15 Vatican denies Dirty War allegations Mar.31  Foreign tourist raped on Rio minibus

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.13  Venezuela sees electoral law row Apr.14  Venezuela votes on Chavez successor   Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll.    Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henriqu...
Apr.15   Venezuela challenger demands recount   Defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded a recount of votes, rejecting the election of Hugo Chavez's successor as 'ill... Apr.19  Venezuela to audit all votes Apr.30 Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.5  Shock over latest Brazil bus rape May.16 Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape


June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.17   Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup
Jun.20  Brazil rocked by fresh mass protests Jun.21  Brazil crisis talks over protests Brazil president announces reforms Jun.23 Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum Jun.30 Brazil lift Confederations Cup

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2     'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
  Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board Jul.21 Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush
Jul.23 Thousands attend Brazil youth Mass Jul.25  Mineiro lift Libertadores  Thousands meet Pope at Copacabana Jul.26  Pope re-enacts Way of the Cross Jul.27     Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil   Pope Francis drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful to Copacabana beach on Saturday for the final evening of World Youth... Jul.31  Uruguay MPs back marijuana bill

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1 Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse
Aug.6  Deadly blast hits Argentine flats Aug.11  Venezuela refinery fire extinguished Aug.12  Chile investigates unexplained condor deaths Aug.13  Quake reported in waters near Colombia Aug.16  Ecuador approves Amazon oil drilling Aug.18  Brazil alarm at UK terror detention Aug.25  13 Colombian soldiers killed by rebels Aug.26  Brazil minister quits in Bolivia row Aug.27  Brazil building collapses, traps 15 Aug.28  Blackouts hit most of 8 states in northeast Brazil  Colombia 'ready to talk to ELN' Aug.30  Colombia troops to patrol Bogota  Boy's 'killers' dead in Brazil jail Aug.31 Snow emergency extended in Peru

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2 Brazil, Mexico summon U.S. ambassadors over espionage
 Turbulence hurts passengers on Spain-Brazil flight Sep.3  Power cut leaves much of Venezuela without electricity Sep.4  Chile judges apologise for past role Sep.7  Cities in final bid for 2020 Olympics   Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics  Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid Sep.8  Uruguay trekker lost 4 months in Andes found alive Sep.10   Bach new IOC president   Thomas Bach was elected as the president of the International Olympic Committee in succession to Rogge following a ballot of 94 members  Venezuela pulls out of OAS's human rights court Sep.11  Woman arrested with 'cocaine bump' Sep.12  Anger growing in Brazil over reports of NSA spying Sep.13  Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month Sep.15  6 die in stampede from Bogota bar raided by police Sep.17   Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying  The U.S. and Brazil agreed to postpone Rousseff visit due to controversy over reports the U.S. government was spying on her communications Sep.18  Brazil moves to shield data from US Sep.20  Rancher convicted of US nun's death Sep.27  Venezuela arrests 22 over drug haul Sep.28  Jesse Jackson Farc mediation refused Sep.29  Jackson: Release of U.S. captive in Colombia 'imminent' Sep.30     Venezuela expels three US diplomats   Venezuela gives three US diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, after accusing them of plotting to sabotage the country's economy

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  Ten Rio police charged with murder Oct.5  Small plane crashes in Colombia, 4 dead Oct.6  Peruvian bus plunges off road, killing 19  Huge operation to occupy Rio favelas Oct.7 Argentine president to have surgery
Brazil teacher protests turn violent Oct.11  US ship detained by Venezuela Oct.12 Peru lorry crash in Cusco kills dozens  Brazil ranchers sentenced for killing farmers Oct.13  Building collapses in Colombia, 11 missing  Boat capsizes on Brazil's Amazon river, killing 12 Oct.15  Clashes at Brazil teacher protest Oct.18  Fire burns tonnes of sugar in Brazil Oct.19 Argentine commuter train slams into station, again Oct.25  Brazil city hit by transport protest Oct.31  Strong earthquake shakes Chile's capital

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Tortured Chilean wins compensation Nov.3  Eight killed in Bolivia plane crash Nov.5 Brazil spying 'different' from US
Nov.6  Venezuela tightens control of foreign exchange Nov.14  Brazil says Amazon deforestation rose 28% in a year Nov.15 Brazil Mensalao jailings begin Nov.17 Chile election goes to second round Nov.19  Venezuela leader gets special powers Nov.25  5.8 quake hits Peruvian capital Nov.27     Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Map of Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo Brazil  A construction accident at the site of the Brazilian stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup killed two workers Nov.29  Niemeyer building hit by fire in Sao Paulo

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark   An outage briefly darkened Caracas and other parts of the country in what President Maduro said appeared to have been an act of sabotage  5-story building collapses in Sao Paulo Dec.6  2014 World Cup draw: Host Brazil plays Croatia in opening Dec.8  Split mayoral vote prolongs Venezuelan stalemate Dec.13  Thousands march for Bogota mayor Dec.14  Worker dies in Brazil stadium fall Dec.15   Huge poll win for Chilean left
  Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet has been elected Chilean president for a second time, defeating her run-off rival by a wide margin Dec.17  Snowden open letter offers Brazil help to investigate NSA surveillance Dec.24  Aid pledged to Brazil flood-hit area Dec.26 Carnivorous fish attack bathers
Dec.30  Heatwave hits power in Buenos Aires


Vatican denies Dirty War allegations Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Map of Los Roques Venezuela  A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil




South America, 2013 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Aug.25  13 Colombian soldiers killed by rebels
Aug.28  Colombia 'ready to talk to ELN'
Aug.30  Colombia troops to patrol Bogota
Sep.28  Jesse Jackson Farc mediation refused
Sep.29  Jackson: Release of U.S. captive in Colombia 'imminent'
Oct.11  US ship detained by Venezuela




South America, 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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  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.27 Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.28  Three held over Brazil club fire Jan.29  Brazil fire 'caused by flares' Feb.3 Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed   Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo has died in a helicopter crash. Oviedo, 69, was running for Paraguay's third largest party in presidential... Jul.2   'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
  Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board Aug.1 Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse Aug.6  Deadly blast hits Argentine flats Aug.11  Venezuela refinery fire extinguished Aug.12  Chile investigates unexplained condor deaths Aug.13  Quake reported in waters near Colombia Aug.27  Brazil building collapses, traps 15 Aug.28  Blackouts hit most of 8 states in northeast Brazil Aug.31 Snow emergency extended in Peru Sep.2  Turbulence hurts passengers on Spain-Brazil flight Sep.3  Power cut leaves much of Venezuela without electricity Sep.8  Uruguay trekker lost 4 months in Andes found alive Sep.15  6 die in stampede from Bogota bar raided by police Oct.5  Small plane crashes in Colombia, 4 dead Oct.6  Peruvian bus plunges off road, killing 19 Oct.12 Peru lorry crash in Cusco kills dozens Oct.13  Building collapses in Colombia, 11 missing Oct.13  Boat capsizes on Brazil's Amazon river, killing 12 Oct.18  Fire burns tonnes of sugar in Brazil Oct.19 Argentine commuter train slams into station, again Oct.31  Strong earthquake shakes Chile's capital Nov.3  Eight killed in Bolivia plane crash Nov.14  Brazil says Amazon deforestation rose 28% in a year Nov.25  5.8 quake hits Peruvian capital Nov.27   Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium
Map of Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo Brazil  A construction accident at the site of the Brazilian stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup killed two workers Nov.29  Niemeyer building hit by fire in Sao Paulo Dec.2 Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark   An outage briefly darkened Caracas and other parts of the country in what President Maduro said appeared to have been an act of sabotage Dec.2  5-story building collapses in Sao Paulo Dec.14  Worker dies in Brazil stadium fall Dec.24  Aid pledged to Brazil flood-hit area Dec.26 Carnivorous fish attack bathers Dec.30  Heatwave hits power in Buenos Aires



South America, 2013 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.7   Messi crowned world's best for record fourth time  Argentina star is becoming the first player to win FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or title on four separate occasions Jun.30 Brazil lift Confederations Cup
Jul.25  Mineiro lift Libertadores Sep.7  Cities in final bid for 2020 Olympics Sep.7 Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics  Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid Sep.10 Bach new IOC president   Thomas Bach was elected as the president of the International Olympic Committee in succession to Rogge following a ballot of 94 members Nov.27   Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Map of Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo Brazil  A construction accident at the site of the Brazilian stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup killed two workers Dec.6  2014 World Cup draw: Host Brazil plays Croatia in opening



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2013 Jan.5 Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela Map of Los Roques Venezuela  A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela Mar.31  Foreign tourist raped on Rio minibus May.16 Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape Aug.11  Venezuela refinery fire extinguished Aug.16  Ecuador approves Amazon oil drilling Oct.15  Clashes at Brazil teacher protest Oct.18  Fire burns tonnes of sugar in Brazil Oct.25  Brazil city hit by transport protest Nov.2  Tortured Chilean wins compensation Nov.6  Venezuela tightens control of foreign exchange Nov.27   Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Map of Arena Corinthians Sao Paulo Brazil  A construction accident at the site of the Brazilian stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup killed two workers Dec.2  5-story building collapses in Sao Paulo Dec.14  Worker dies in Brazil stadium fall



South America, 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.28  Three held over Brazil club fire Mar.31  Foreign tourist raped on Rio minibus Apr.30 Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll
May.5  Shock over latest Brazil bus rape Jul.31  Uruguay MPs back marijuana bill Aug.1 Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse Aug.18  Brazil alarm at UK terror detention Aug.30  Boy's 'killers' dead in Brazil jail Sep.2 Brazil, Mexico summon U.S. ambassadors over espionage Sep.4  Chile judges apologise for past role Sep.11  Woman arrested with 'cocaine bump' Sep.13  Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month Sep.15  6 die in stampede from Bogota bar raided by police Sep.20  Rancher convicted of US nun's death Sep.27  Venezuela arrests 22 over drug haul Oct.4  Ten Rio police charged with murder Oct.6  Huge operation to occupy Rio favelas Oct.12  Brazil ranchers sentenced for killing farmers Nov.5 Brazil spying 'different' from US Nov.15 Brazil Mensalao jailings begin



South America, 2013 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.2 Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details
Jan.3   Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling a 'severe' lung infection that has caused respiratory failure, a top official said Jan.4  Chavez 'can rule without oath' Jan.5   Chavez ally elected by assembly  National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer surgery Jan.8 Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day Jan.27 Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Feb.3 Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed   Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo has died in a helicopter crash. Oviedo, 69, was running for Paraguay's third largest party in presidential... Feb.17 Ecuador's Correa is re-elected   President Rafael Correa has been re-elected for a third term with more than 50% of the vote. His main challenger has admitted defeat Feb.18   Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home   President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment Mar.4 Chavez suffers new severe infection Mar.5   Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him
 Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state TV broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together
Mar.6 Thousands march with Chavez coffin
Mar.6 Body of Hugo Chavez lies in state Mar.7 Leaders gather for state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.8 Venezuela swears in acting president   Venezuela's former vice-president Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as acting president hours after the state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.9  Falklands holds vote over UK status Mar.13   Church picks first South American pope
  Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis
 The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis
Mar.14 Plan to embalm Chavez may have hit a snag
Mar.15 Vatican denies Dirty War allegations Apr.13  Venezuela sees electoral law row Apr.14  Venezuela votes on Chavez successor Apr.14 Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll.    Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate Henriqu...
Apr.15 Venezuela challenger demands recount   Defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has demanded a recount of votes, rejecting the election of Hugo Chavez's successor as 'ill... Apr.19  Venezuela to audit all votes Apr.30 Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll
May.16 Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape Jun.17 Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup
Jun.20  Brazil rocked by fresh mass protests Jun.21  Brazil crisis talks over protests Jun.21 Brazil president announces reforms
Jun.23 Snowden asks Ecuador for asylum Jul.23 Thousands attend Brazil youth Mass Jul.25  Thousands meet Pope at Copacabana Jul.26  Pope re-enacts Way of the Cross Jul.27   Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil   Pope Francis drew a reported 3 million flag-waving, rosary-toting faithful to Copacabana beach on Saturday for the final evening of World Youth... Jul.31  Uruguay MPs back marijuana bill Aug.16  Ecuador approves Amazon oil drilling Aug.18  Brazil alarm at UK terror detention Aug.26  Brazil minister quits in Bolivia row Aug.28  Colombia 'ready to talk to ELN' Aug.30  Colombia troops to patrol Bogota Sep.2 Brazil, Mexico summon U.S. ambassadors over espionage Sep.4  Chile judges apologise for past role Sep.10  Venezuela pulls out of OAS's human rights court Sep.12  Anger growing in Brazil over reports of NSA spying Sep.17 Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying  The U.S. and Brazil agreed to postpone Rousseff visit due to controversy over reports the U.S. government was spying on her communications Sep.18  Brazil moves to shield data from US Sep.29  Jackson: Release of U.S. captive in Colombia 'imminent' Sep.30   Venezuela expels three US diplomats   Venezuela gives three US diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, after accusing them of plotting to sabotage the country's economy Oct.7 Argentine president to have surgery Oct.7 Brazil teacher protests turn violent Oct.15  Clashes at Brazil teacher protest Oct.25  Brazil city hit by transport protest Nov.2  Tortured Chilean wins compensation Nov.5 Brazil spying 'different' from US Nov.6  Venezuela tightens control of foreign exchange Nov.15 Brazil Mensalao jailings begin Nov.17 Chile election goes to second round Nov.19  Venezuela leader gets special powers Dec.8  Split mayoral vote prolongs Venezuelan stalemate Dec.13  Thousands march for Bogota mayor Dec.15 Huge poll win for Chilean left   Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet has been elected Chilean president for a second time, defeating her run-off rival by a wide margin Dec.17  Snowden open letter offers Brazil help to investigate NSA surveillance Dec.24  Aid pledged to Brazil flood-hit area