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Search ends for people trapped in Nicaragua mine collapse

Managua - Authorities in Nicaragua called off the search for people trapped in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in the country's south.

Mexico City subway crash leaves one dead, 41 injured

Mexico - One man died and 41 people were injured when two subway trains collided in Mexico City, officials said Wednesday, with panicked passengers escaping through dense smoke.

Death toll in Peru tanker explosion rises to 14: ministry

- The death toll in the explosion of a gas tanker in Lima rose to 14 following the death of a woman hospitalized with severe burns, Peru's Deputy Health Minister Victor Bocangel said Saturday.

'Not a single species' affected by Galapagos fuel spill

Quito - The Galapagos Islands' unique wildlife was spared after a barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank, causing a spill, the Ecuador government told AFP Monday.

Crashed Chile plane had emergency in 2016: Air Force

Punta Arenas - The Chilean Hercules C-130 plane that crashed on its way to Antarctica, killing all 38 people on board, suffered an emergency three years ago on the same route, the Air Force said Saturday.

Drainage issues caused Brazil mining dam tragedy, say experts

Bras - The collapse of a massive tailings dam in Brazil was caused by the accumulation of water and lack of drainage, although the facilities did not previously show signs of instability, according to a report commissioned by the dam's owner and published Thu...

Honduran families receive bodies of sunk fishing boat victims

Puerto Lempira - Families of the 27 people who died after a Honduran fishing boat sank have started receiving the bodies of their relatives, as the country's president ordered a probe into the incident.

At least 30 Venezuelan migrants missing after boat sinks: lawmaker

Caracas - At least 30 Venezuelan migrants are missing after the speedboat they were traveling in sank on its way to Curacao, an opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Two Argentine pilots survive plane crash in Costa Rica capital

San Jos - Two Argentine pilots survived when their light aircraft crash landed Friday in a heavily populated area of the capital of Costa Rica, officials said.

Colombia mudslide death toll rises to 28

The number of dead from a mudslide that buried houses in southwestern Colombia has risen to at least 28, rescue authorities said on Monday.

Residents near Brazil dam disaster exposed to illness, expert warns

Rio De Janeiro - Inhabitants in Brazil's southeast where a dam collapsed at a mine nearly two weeks ago, releasing mineral-laced waste in a deadly torrent, are at heightened risk from a range of illnesses, according to an epidemiologist.

Brazilian indigenous community threatened in aftermath of dam burst

Citrolandia - In her 88 years, Antonia Alves has seen much hardship as a member of Brazil's indigenous community, whose people have often been driven from their ancestral lands over conflicts with farmers and loggers.

Brazil dam collapse toll rises to 84, mining firm's output to be hit

Brumadinho - The death toll from the collapse of a Brazilian dam rose to 84 on Tuesday as mining giant Vale announced that moves to dismantle similar structures would hit production.

British Golden Globe sailor Goodall in Chile after rescue at sea

Santiago - British Golden Globe race sailor Susie Goodall -- who was rescued from the Southern Ocean by a Hong Kong-flagged ship after her yacht lost its mast in a huge storm -- arrived back on dry land in Chile on Friday.

Rio de Janeiro landslide kills 14

Rio De Janeiro - At least 14 people have died in Brazil after a landslide struck their homes in the southeastern city of Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro state, officials said Sunday.

Ex-minister jailed over deadly train crash in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A former transport minister has been jailed for almost six years in Argentina for his role in a 2012 train crash that killed 51 people, court officials said on Wednesday.

Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in Venezuela

Maracaibo - Venezuelans are concerned over the safety of a "twin" viaduct of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, after a fire on the concrete structure caused a major blackout.The 8.

Beware of fraudsters, Chilean miners tell rescued Thai boys

Santiago - Guard against exploitation: that's the message Chilean miners have offered the 12 Thai boys and their football coach following the harrowing ordeal of spending 18 days trapped in a cave.

Chilean miner 'very emotional' after Thai cave rescue

Santiago - A Chilean miner who spent more than two months trapped underground told AFP he was celebrating the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were imprisoned in a flooded cave for 18 days."Yippeeeee!!!

Cuba air crash toll rises to 112

Havana - A woman died in a Cuban hospital Friday after suffering severe burns, bringing to 112 the number of victims from last week's crash of a Cuban airliner.

Three die in Argentine theater collapse

Buenos Aires - Three people were killed and two injured when a near century-old theater building in Argentina collapsed while undergoing renovation work, police said Thursday.

Argentina building collapse leaves at least one dead

Buenos Aires - At least one man was killed Wednesday when an old theater that was under renovations collapsed in the downtown area of the Argentine city of Tucuman, police said."We are in the middle of rescue work removing the rubble.

Six Americans injured in Honduras plane crash

Tegucigalpa - At least six Americans were injured Tuesday when a plane crashed while landing at the Honduran capital's international airport and split in two.

Cuba identifies remains of 50 of plane crash dead

Havana - Cuba now has identified the remains of 50 of the 111 people killed in the country's worst air disaster in decades.

One of Cuba's three air crash survivors dies

Havana - One of the three women who survived Cuba's worst air crash in decades has died from her injuries, the health ministry said Monday, raising the toll to 111.

'The explosion shook everything' — witnesses to Cuba plane crash

Havana - It happened in the tropical lull that is Havana's midday, usually a time for lunch and rest. A tremendous noise broke the calm: the crash of a passenger aircraft that had just taken off from the capital's airport.

Vanished Argentine sub relatives launch campaign to fund search

Buenos Aires - Relatives of the 44 Argentine submarine crew members who disappeared in the southern Atlantic last November have launched a fundraising effort to continue the search for the missing vessel.

Deadly time as Carnival gets under way in Bolivia

La Paz - Tragedies cast a shadow over Bolivia's carnival celebrations this weekend, with a staggering 21 people killed and 72 injured, authorities said Sunday.

New contact detected in search for vanished Argentine submarine

Buenos Aires - A sonar search for the Argentine submarine that disappeared on November 15 with 44 crew members on board has made a new contact in the South Atlantic, according to the navy.

Argentine judge orders search of navy offices in submarine inquiry

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Wednesday ordered searches of the navy headquarters and a shipyard as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities in repairs on the submarine that disappeared 35 days ago, judicial sources said.
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