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B. 01-27 Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Santa Maria, Brazil
C. 01-31 Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25
D. 02-05 Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico Acapulco, Mexico
4. 02-18 Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home Venezuela
03-05 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies Venezuela
6. 04-14 Maduro wins Venezuela election Venezuela
7. 06-17 Protests spread throughout Brazil Sao Paulo
I. 09-16 Mexico battered by deadly storms Guerrero, Mexico

Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Map of Mexico City Mexico
Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off 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 Ve...   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 su... Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Venezuela  Venezuelan opposition demands Chavez details
Jan.3   Cuba
Jan.5   Venezuela  
  Venezuela  
Jan.8  Venezuela  Chavez will not be sworn in on inauguration day
Jan.27   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 crushed as panicking clubbers tried to escape. President Dilma Rousseff has been visiting survivors at the city's Caridade hospital
 Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims
Jan.31   Mexico  
  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex.    An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches...


February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed
Feb.4  Mexico  Mexico blast 'triggered by gas' Feb.5   Mexico   Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico Map of Acapulco Mexico
  A pack of masked and hooded gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six women spanish tourists after tying up a group of men
Feb.17   Ecuador Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Feb.18   Venezuela     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
Feb.26  Mexico  Mexico's 'most powerful woman' held

March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  Venezuela  Chavez suffers new severe infection Mar.5   Venezuela     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  Venezuela  Thousands march with Chavez coffin  Venezuela  Body of Hugo Chavez lies in state Mar.7  Venezuela  Leaders gather for state funeral of Hugo Chavez Mar.8   Venezuela Venezuela swears in acting president
Mar.11   Falklands   Falklands vote to stay UK territory   The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory Mar.14  Venezuela  Plan to embalm Chavez may have hit a snag

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.14   Venezuela   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 Henrique Capriles. Capriles said he refused to accept the result without a recount
Apr.15   Venezuela Venezuela challenger demands recount Apr.30  Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.10   Guatemala   Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide   A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity May.16  Venezuela  Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet pape

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.17   Sao Paulo   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.21  Brazil  Brazil president announces reforms Jun.30  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil lift Confederations Cup

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.16   Panama     Cuban arms on seized N Korean ship   Panama authorities discovered military equipment hidden inside a North Korean-flagged ship that originated in Cuba Jul.21  Colombia  Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush Jul.23  Rio de Janeiro  Thousands attend Brazil youth Mass Jul.27   Rio de Janeiro Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil

August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Aug.27  Mexico  Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7   Argentina Tokyo wins race to host 2020 Olympics
Sep.10   Argentina Bach new IOC president Sep.14  Mexico  Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico Sep.16   Mexico   Mexico battered by deadly storms Map of Guerrero Mexico
  At least 40 people have been killed by 2 powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west coast
Sep.17   Brazil Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying Sep.19  Mexico  Hurricane Manuel hits Mexico; dozens missing Sep.20  Mexico  Mexico storms death toll rises to 97 Sep.30  Venezuela  Venezuela expels three US diplomats

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.26  Mexico  Count of bodies in Mexico mass graves rises to 48 Nov.27   Sao Paulo Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium


December 2013 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2  Venezuela  Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark Dec.4   Mexico   Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico'   A truck carrying medical radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN's nuclear watchdog says Dec.15   Chile Huge poll win for Chilean left
Dec.29  El Salvador  El Salvador begins evacuations near volcano following ash burst





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