A third oil tank has burst into flames at Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery while another has been extinguished, officials said.
A third oil holding tank has gone up in flames at the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, Oil and Mining Minister Rafael Ramirez said Monday.
An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.
With the intent of undermining the market for illegal drugs, Uruguay's government presented a bill to lawmakers that would legalize marijuana under a government monopoly.
Nearly 10,000 troops and civilians have been deployed to Brazil's southern border region, in a show of force against illicit traffickers of all kinds who operate in the region, Brazil's defense ministry said.
Twelve U.S. service members brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Colombia prior to an April visit by President Barack Obama, according to a U.S. Southern Command report detailing parts of the investigation into alleged misconduct by military members of the security team for the trip.
After years of trying to put the past behind it, Brazil has created a truth commission to investigate crimes committed during a painful period in history known as the dirty war.
Brazil creates a truth commission to expose abuses during its former military rule. Shasta Darlington reports.
A large, hanging and then collapsing chunk of ice is likely the reason why two American climbers died in Peru, an investigator said Monday.
The bodies of two American climbers were discovered Saturday afternoon in the mountains of Peru, ending a days-long search for the men, friends and family said.
The face of Argentina's most famous first lady is part of a new design for the country's currency.
Venezuelan authorities Wednesday deported an alleged drug lord wanted by authorities in Colombia and the United States, state media reported.
An anonymous video that appears to show several police officers torturing young male suspects in Argentina has outraged many people in the South American country.
This week's congressional battle over the GOP move to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, as well as the NAACP's boos in response to Mitt Romney's proposed elimination of what he called the "nonessential " Obamacare program, provides yet another reminder of how divided America has become over this issue.
The president of Colombia says its "unlikely" leftist rebels shot down an air force plane. Journalist Toby Muse reports.
Brazilian club Corinthians are champions of South America for the first time after a 3-1 aggregate defeat of Argentina's Boca Juniors in the final of the Copa Libertadores.
Brazilian soccer icon Zico has hailed the South American country's World Cup-winning team of 1958 as the best in the sport's history, ahead of the reigning world and European champions Spain.
En Perú, el líder de Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, quiere que el presidente Ollanta Humala se aleje del poder.
Anti-mining protesters stormed a government building in northern Peru on Tuesday, leaving three people dead and more than 20 wounded, the Interior Ministry reported.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.
Bolivian government officials held an all-night meeting with mutinous police officers in an effort to end a six-day mutiny that some say threatens the country's stability.
Talks continued Saturday in Bolivia, where a police mutiny over pay has included the storming of buildings and a hunger strike by officers' wives.
Thirty years after hundreds died in a fight over the disputed Falkland Islands, the Argentine president on Thursday urged Britain to once again try to resolve the conflict -- this time, at the negotiating table.
As his case meanders through the Bolivian justice system, an American businessman imprisoned there for a year without formal charges is finding support from a leading human rights advocate in the U.S. Congress.
Rescue teams in Peru were working to recover the bodies of 14 people who died when a helicopter crashed last week in a remote, mountainous area, police said Sunday.
After nearly a day of searching, rescuers in Peru had not spotted a helicopter that went missing in a region that boasts some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, state media reported Thursday evening.
Brazil has intensified its efforts to forge closer relations with Africa recently, as the sixth largest economy in the world tries to compete with other emerging giants like China and India to take a more central role in the resource-rich continent.
Some 120 Brazilians who were political prisoners during the country's military dictatorship received official apologies from the state of Rio de Janeiro Monday.
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Dozens of Roman Catholic bishops in South America say human trafficking has seen "alarming growth" in the region.
The government of Peru declared a 30-day state of emergency in the southern Andean province of Espinar after violent anti-mining protests left two civilians dead and at least 76 police officers injured since Sunday.
Join Avi Creditor and Grant Wahl for live instant analysis as the U.S. faces Brazil in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET.
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Brazil forest code pits environmentalists against farmers. Shasta Darlington visits the country's agricultural frontier.
After 16 officers are jailed for their part in Argentina's 'dirty war' a woman tells how her parents were killed.
Two of South America's most famous clubs reached the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores after late drama in their last-eight matches on Wednesday.
Hundreds of dolphins that washed up on Peruvian shores died of natural causes, a government official said in a radio interview Tuesday.
Ten Colombian soldiers were killed in a rebel attack Monday, the country's defense ministry said.
Colombia's FARC rebel group releases 10 hostages held for more than a decade. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Chilean officials are asking fishermen to help save birds caught in nets after thousands of dead fowl appeared along coastal Chile this week.
Warm waters off Peru are to blame in the deaths of more than 5,000 marine birds on the coast, government authorities say.
Lawmakers in Argentina have approved a gender identity law that allows individuals to be recognized in official documents by the gender they choose.
Two top Peruvian officials resigned Thursday amid a growing public outcry over clashes between government forces and Shining Path rebels.
Classical violinist Sarah Chang takes her Argentinean tango inspiration onto the stage.
Twitter has been adopted by politicians and supporters alike, but recent controversies in Argentina and Mexico question whether some groups have crossed a line.
A top Colombian drug trafficker who partnered with Mexican cartels to smuggle cocaine into the United States turned himself in to U.S. authorities in Aruba, Colombian police said.
[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 7] This photo was taken in the Peruvian capital of Lima, where it's common to see archaeological ruins amid the urban landscape.
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Peru's health ministry is asking people to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital until officials can determine what caused the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and pelicans.
Fourteen people were killed in a fire at a rehabilitation center on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, the state-run Andina news agency reported Saturday.
CNN's Dan Rivers looks at the history of the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
Britain and international Olympic officials are taking issue with an advertisement claiming Argentina has sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
Uncertainty rules in Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez battles a cancer some believe has turned fatal.
Authorities in Peru are investigating the death of over 538 pelicans, along with other birds, on the northern coast of the country, the Peruvian ministry of production said Sunday.
A French journalist reporting alongside soldiers is missing in Colombia after a leftist rebel group attacked their unit, killing four people and injuring six, officials said Sunday.
Two veteran senators complained Wednesday that military officials might have been slow to react to an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia and have not been forthcoming with Congress in reporting what happened.
Iran has recalled a diplomat from Brazil amid allegations he sexually abused children at a swimming pool, state media in Brazil reported.
Why has Brazilian football underachieved at the Olympics? CNN talks to Brazilian football stars to find out.
Environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 800 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on two Secret Service agents who resigned because of the Colombia prostitution scandal.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino says the sex scandal has embarrassed the agency and agents' family members.
The Argentine government's decision to reclaim what was once its state-owned oil company through expropriation is straining diplomatic relations with Spain, where the news was met with objections.
A strong earthquake struck coastal Chile near the port city of Valparaiso late Monday, causing mudslides and some minor damage, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
A strong earthquake strikes Chile, causing minor damage. CNN's Jose Manuel reports.
Argentina is to renationalise YPF, its biggest oil company, ousting the Spanish group Repsol as majority shareholder and prompting a furious row with Madrid.
Inmates were holding nearly 100 people hostage at a prison in eastern Brazil on Monday, officials said.
After battling government forces, a Maoist guerrilla group in Peru has released 36 hostages it captured earlier this week, state media reported Saturday.
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Peruvian authorities have deployed 1,500 troops and police to search for dozens of gas workers taken hostage by rebels in southern Peru this week.
Police dressed in black burst through a door, opening fire and rushing toward a man crouched in the corner.
Nine Peruvian miners emerged into the daylight Wednesday morning after six days trapped in a collapsed mine.
Rescued miners walk out, greeted by family members and Peruvian President Ollanta Humalla.
Peru's president arrived Tuesday night at a mine in southern Peru, where he was expected to lead an operation to reach nine trapped miners.
A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.
Brazil hopes to share its lessons in poverty reduction with its BRICS partners. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
A cave-in complicated work in southern Peru to rescue nine miners who have been trapped below ground for days, state media reported Sunday.
At least 11 people died and another 50 were injured when the driver of double-decker bus traveling from Bolivia to Argentina lost control of the vehicle, which veered three meters off a cliff, Argentinean state media said.
After just over a century of amicable relations, Brazil has decided to cool its relationship with Iran.
Brazil on Tuesday unveiled a package of tax cuts and growth incentives to give the world's sixth-largest economy a jolt and protect struggling manufacturers.
FARC releases 10 Colombian hostages who were held for many years in captivity. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Six Nobel Peace Prize laureates have urged Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks with Argentina on the future of the Falkland Islands.
Brazil wants to give up the rights to stage the 2015 Copa America to neighboring Chile, its football federation confirmed Monday.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, injuring three people and prompting emergency officials to order an evacuation along parts of the coast.
Governors of several Venezuelan states have warned that recent oil spills and other contamination could be polluting local drinking water.
It's harvest time in the heart of Brazil. Top-of-the-line John Deere tractors carve up vast soybean fields, sucking in dry pods and leaving a trail of dust.
Venezuelan investigators have detained 12 police officials following the shooting death of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter.
A federal court in Brazil has issued an order barring 17 executives from U.S. oil giant Chevron and Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country while it mulls criminal charges against them for an oil spill last year.
Venezuela is deploying some 15,000 troops to its borders to combat drug trafficking, the country's defense minister says.
Brazilian prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a former military official for his role in a crackdown that led to the forced disappearances of five guerrillas during the country's dictatorship.
Wildcat miners in southeast Peru called off a week-old protest Thursday, a day after three people were killed in clashes with police.
Argentina's Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that will decriminalize abortions in cases of rape.
In Santo Tomas, Peru, Takanakuy is an event that gives people the chance to solve differences through fighting, as VICE reports.
Brazil's central bank fired the next shot in what is shaping up to be an international currency war with a sharper-than-expected interest rate cut late Wednesday that pushed down the value of its currency, the real.
Brazil's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate more than expected on Wednesday night to 9.75% from 10.5% after a slew of disappointing economic data this week.
Brazil¹s Congress postponed a vote on Tuesday on a controversial forest code, which has pitted farmers and ranchers against environmentalists.
Brazil stands at a crossroads in its efforts to preserve the Amazon rainforest as the government considers controversial legislation governing land use.