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B. 02-01 Zika: WHO declares global emergency South America
C. 04-16 Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Muisne, Ecuador
D. 05-12 Senate voted to back impeachment trial Brasilia, Brazil
08-05 Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
5. 08-13 Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
6. 08-18 Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Rio de Janeiro
7. 08-19 Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay
I. 08-31 Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Brasilia, Brazil

Summary.     Click for More > Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia   A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international air...
Zika: WHO declares global emergency Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds   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 Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   Senate voted to back impeachment trial   Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the e... Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
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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 President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid' Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Map of Muisne Ecuador


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.11  Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak
Jan.14  Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil
Jan.20  Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects
Jan.28  Zika: Activists in Brazil to petition court to allow abortions


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Mar.9  Charges filed against Brazil's Lula
Mar.15  Ecuador army plane crashes in Amazon region killing 22
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Apr.12  Dilma Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot
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  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
Apr.17 Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.18     Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues Apr.19  Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts Apr.30  Rescued circus lions from Colombia and Peru flown to South Africa

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.9 Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment
May.10  Dilma Rousseff supporters take to streets  Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court May.11 Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate May.12     Senate voted to back impeachment trial Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy".    He has named a busin...
May.13  Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white May.14 Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories May.15  Colombia seizes record cocaine haul in Turbo May.22  Eruption at Colombian volcano forces airport closure  Man mauled by lions in Chile zoo in apparent suicide attempt May.23 Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out  Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela May.27  Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call May.28  Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5 Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election
Jun.10  Keiko Fujimori concedes to Kuczynski  Venezuela recall referendum: Voters told to confirm identities Jun.14  Dunga: Brazil sack coach after Copa America exit at group stage  Brazil's Eduardo Cunha faces loss of seat in Congress Jun.17  Charges sought for 7 in rape of 16-year-old Brazilian girl Jun.20  Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio Jun.22  South Pole rescue flight of 2 sick American workers arrives in Chile Jun.23 Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war Jun.26 Chile wins Copa America over Argentina on PKs  Messi: retires from international football

July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7  Chile Caravan of Death: Former army commander Cheyre arrested Jul.10  Two strong earthquakes rattle Ecuador Jul.11  Thousands of Venezuelans stream over border to Colombia Jul.14  Gunmen in Peru rob tourists on Amazon riverboat cruise Jul.21  Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror' Jul.27  Animals go hungry in Venezuela zoos due to shortages Jul.29  Brazil's Lula faces trial linked to Petrobras scandal Jul.31  F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law freed

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Venezuelan campaign passes first hurdle Aug.5     Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games
Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil
Aug.6  Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics Aug.7     Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold Aug.9 Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds  Brazil Senate votes for Rousseff impeachment trial Aug.10 Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final Aug.11     Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold   The US star claimed the 22nd Olympic gold of his Olympic career after powering past the opposition in the final of the 200-meter individual ... Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two Aug.12  Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly Aug.13     Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion  Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third  Puig wins women's tennis final, the first Olympic gold for Puerto Rico Aug.14     Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second   Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold  Justin Rose Wins Olympic Golf Event Aug.15  Thiago Braz da Silva wins Brazil's second gold medal of Games  Kenya's David Rudisha remains the king of 800 meters Aug.18   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport   Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold   Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble t... Aug.19   Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio Aug.20   Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold   Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal  Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double' Aug.21   Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo   The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double Aug.24     Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict Aug.25  Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners Aug.28     Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years   A ceasefire has come into effect between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies Aug.31     Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party


September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Venezuela: Hundreds of thousands take part in rival marches Sep.7 Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony
Sep.12  Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress Sep.13  Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Colombia Sep.15  Brazil TV star Domingos Montagner drowns on set of soap opera Sep.16  Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church Sep.17  Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash Sep.25  President Santos says peace with Farc will boost growth Sep.26     Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed   The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war

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Oct.1  Farc rebels 'to pay reparations' Oct.2     Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal
  Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it Oct.3  Colombia's President Santos tries to save peace deal Oct.7     Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos  President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels Oct.24  Venezuela political foes 'to hold talks' in surprise move Oct.26  Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro Oct.30  Brazilian evangelist become Rio Mayor

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Nov.12  Colombia signs revised peace deal with FARC Nov.16  Peru Lima shopping centre fire: Five people killed Nov.19  Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang' Nov.20  Obama may comment as citizen on Trump's presidency Nov.22  Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs Nov.27  Davis Cup: Del Potro leads fightback as Argentina defeats Croatia 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 car...
Nov.29 Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.30 Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord

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Dec.2  Chapecoense plane crash: Team's home town gathers for service Dec.6  Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss Dec.11  Venezuela to swap highest denomination banknotes for coins Dec.13  Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan Dec.17 Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal
Dec.25  Powerful earthquake shakes Chile Dec.31 Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover


Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict   Definitive ceasefire takes effect in Colombia after 52 years   A ceasefire has come into effect between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies   Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed   The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war   Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos  President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord 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 Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Map of Muisne Ecuador




South America, 2016 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Mar.15  Ecuador army plane crashes in Amazon region killing 22
Apr.12  Dilma Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot
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Sep.25  President Santos says peace with Farc will boost growth
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Oct.1  Farc rebels 'to pay reparations'
Oct.3  Colombia's President Santos tries to save peace deal
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Nov.12  Colombia signs revised peace deal with FARC
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South America, 2016 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.14  Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil
Jan.20  Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects
Jan.28  Zika: Activists in Brazil to petition court to allow abortions
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Mar.15  Ecuador army plane crashes in Amazon region killing 22
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  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
Apr.17 Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.17 Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.18   Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues Apr.19  Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts Apr.30  Rescued circus lions from Colombia and Peru flown to South Africa May.22  Eruption at Colombian volcano forces airport closure May.22  Man mauled by lions in Chile zoo in apparent suicide attempt May.27  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call Jun.22  South Pole rescue flight of 2 sick American workers arrives in Chile Jul.10  Two strong earthquakes rattle Ecuador Jul.14  Gunmen in Peru rob tourists on Amazon riverboat cruise Jul.27  Animals go hungry in Venezuela zoos due to shortages Sep.13  Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Colombia Sep.15  Brazil TV star Domingos Montagner drowns on set of soap opera Sep.16  Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church Sep.17  Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash Nov.16  Peru Lima shopping centre fire: Five people killed Nov.19  Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang' Nov.22  Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs 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 car...
Nov.29 Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.30 Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Dec.2  Chapecoense plane crash: Team's home town gathers for service Dec.6  Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss Dec.25  Powerful earthquake shakes Chile



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2016 May.14 Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories
May.23  Sugar shortage cuts Coca-Cola production in Venezuela May.28  Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela Sep.15  Brazil TV star Domingos Montagner drowns on set of soap opera Dec.6  Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss Dec.11  Venezuela to swap highest denomination banknotes for coins Dec.17 Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal



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2016 Jan.11  Ballon d'Or: Messi ends Ronaldo's winning streak May.27  Zika crisis: WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call Jun.14  Dunga: Brazil sack coach after Copa America exit at group stage Jun.20  Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio Jun.26 Chile wins Copa America over Argentina on PKs
Jun.26  Messi: retires from international football Jul.21  Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror' Jul.31  F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law freed Aug.5   Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games Map of Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium
 Broadcast to an audience of 3 billion, it celebrated Brazil's history, culture and natural beauty, before former runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the cauldron. The build-up has been played out against a deep recession and political protests in Brazil
Aug.6  Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio Olympics Aug.7   Paralympics 2016: Russian athletes banned after doping scandal  Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The Russians will appeal Aug.7 Michael Phelps wins 19th Olympic gold Aug.9 Michael Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds Aug.10 Kohei Uchimura retains Olympic crown in all-around gymnastics final Aug.11   Michael Phelps makes history to win 22nd Olympic gold   The US star claimed the 22nd Olympic gold of his Olympic career after powering past the opposition in the final of the 200-meter individual ... Aug.11 Simone Biles wins all-around gold at Rio Games in US one-two Aug.12  Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps in 100m butterfly Aug.13   Michael Phelps bows out of Games with gold in men's relay
Map of Olympic Aquatics Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  He won his 23rd Olympic gold in what looks like being his final Games. Phelps, 31, secured his fifth gold of Rio 2016 to set a new Games record Aug.13 Great Britain's Mo Farah repeats as Olympic 10,000-meter champion Aug.13  Elaine Thompson wins 100m gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third Aug.13  Puig wins women's tennis final, the first Olympic gold for Puerto Rico Aug.14   Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second   Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin Aug.14 Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold Aug.14  Justin Rose Wins Olympic Golf Event Aug.15  Thiago Braz da Silva wins Brazil's second gold medal of Games Aug.15  Kenya's David Rudisha remains the king of 800 meters Aug.18 Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted Aug.18  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport Aug.18 Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold   Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented 'treble t... Aug.19 Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay Map of Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro Brazil  Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio Aug.20 Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win men's football gold   Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic football gold medal Aug.20  Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double' Aug.21 Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo   The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo Aug.21 USA beat Serbia in men's basketball to win last gold of Games Aug.21 Marathon man Eliud Kipchoge completes Kenya double Sep.7 Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony Sep.17  Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash Nov.27  Davis Cup: Del Potro leads fightback as Argentina defeats Croatia 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 car...
Nov.29 Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Dec.2  Chapecoense plane crash: Team's home town gathers for service



South America, 2016 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2016 Mar.4 Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Mar.9  Charges filed against Brazil's Lula May.15  Colombia seizes record cocaine haul in Turbo May.27  Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed Jun.17  Charges sought for 7 in rape of 16-year-old Brazilian girl Jun.20  Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio Jul.7  Chile Caravan of Death: Former army commander Cheyre arrested Jul.14  Gunmen in Peru rob tourists on Amazon riverboat cruise Jul.21  Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror' Jul.29  Brazil's Lula faces trial linked to Petrobras scandal Jul.31  F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law freed Aug.18 Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief   Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted Aug.18  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport Aug.25  Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners Sep.12  Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress Oct.26  Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro Nov.19  Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang' Dec.6  Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss Dec.31 Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover




South America, 2016 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2016 Feb.21 President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'
Mar.4 Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Pet... Mar.9  Charges filed against Brazil's Lula Mar.17 Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Apr.11 Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff Apr.12  Dilma Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot Apr.12 Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition Apr.17 Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote Apr.19  Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts May.9 Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment May.10  Dilma Rousseff supporters take to streets May.10  Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court May.11 Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate May.12   Senate voted to back impeachment trial Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy".    He has named a busin...
May.13  Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white May.14 Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories May.23 Brazil crisis: Leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out May.27  Operation Condor: Former Argentine junta leader jailed Jun.5 Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election Jun.10  Keiko Fujimori concedes to Kuczynski Jun.10  Venezuela recall referendum: Voters told to confirm identities Jun.14  Brazil's Eduardo Cunha faces loss of seat in Congress Jun.23 Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war Jul.7  Chile Caravan of Death: Former army commander Cheyre arrested Jul.11  Thousands of Venezuelans stream over border to Colombia Jul.29  Brazil's Lula faces trial linked to Petrobras scandal Aug.1  Venezuelan campaign passes first hurdle Aug.9  Brazil Senate votes for Rousseff impeachment trial Aug.24   Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Map of Havana Cuba  The government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict Aug.25  Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners Aug.31   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party
Sep.1  Venezuela: Hundreds of thousands take part in rival marches Sep.7 Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony Sep.12  Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress Sep.16  Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church Sep.25  President Santos says peace with Farc will boost growth Sep.26   Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed   The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war Oct.2   Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal   Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it Oct.3  Colombia's President Santos tries to save peace deal Oct.7   Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos  President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels Oct.24  Venezuela political foes 'to hold talks' in surprise move Oct.26  Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro Oct.30  Brazilian evangelist become Rio Mayor Nov.12  Colombia signs revised peace deal with FARC Nov.20  Obama may comment as citizen on Trump's presidency Nov.30 Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord Dec.2  Chapecoense plane crash: Team's home town gathers for service Dec.13  Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan Dec.17 Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal Dec.31 Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover