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Category: South America

Horror on Copacabana Beach as car ploughs into promenade packed with tourists killing baby and leaving dozens injured

WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: At least 15 people – including four children – were injured in the terrifying incident which happened around 8pm local time Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/horror-copacabana-beach-car-ploughs-11876093

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Central America, USGS says

Quake prompted a tsunami advisory in the region, but there have been no reports of serious damage or casualties Source: Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Central America, USGS says

Costa Rica plane crash: 12 killed, including 10 Americans – CNN

Ten US citizens were among the victims of a small plane crash in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province Sunday. Source: Costa Rica plane crash: 12 killed, including 10 Americans – CNN

Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five – BBC News

A search continues for 15 people missing, after five died in a village in the south of the country. Source: Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five – BBC News

Argentina checking another deep-water object in sub search | Fox News

Argentina’s navy says it’s trying to make a visual inspection of another object that registered on a sonar search for remains of a submarine that vanished 18 days ago with 44 crew members aboard. Source: Argentina checking another deep-water object in sub search | Fox News

Argentina ends missing submarine rescue mission – BBC News

The navy says there is no longer hope of rescuing the 44 crew members, but search efforts will continue. Source: Argentina ends missing submarine rescue mission – BBC News

Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

Argentina’s Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members onboard Source: Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine

Gunmen kill 14 at Mexico drug rehabilitation centre – BBC News

Masked men broke into the centre in the city of Chihuahua and opened fire on the patients. Source: Gunmen kill 14 at Mexico drug rehabilitation centre – BBC News

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing dozens

The 7.1-magnitude quake occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the notorious Mexico City earthquake. Source: Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing dozens

Pope arrival in Cartagena off to bumpy start with black eye – NY Daily News

Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day Sunday. Francis’ visit to Cartagena got off to a rocky start, however, when he banged his head on his popemobile when it stopped short amid swarms of well-wishers. The cut was quickly bandaged with a butterfly patch and Francis carried on without incident with his program. Source: Pope arrival in Cartagena off to bumpy start with black eye – NY Daily News

Venezuela suspended from South American trade bloc

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Haley warns Venezuela’s Maduro poised to turn military on protesters

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Wednesday there are signs Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning to start using his country’s military and its weapons against protesters, as tensions flare on the streets of Caracas and beyond. Source: Haley warns Venezuela’s Maduro poised to turn military on protesters

128-year-old man claims he is Hitler

An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent the last 70 years in hiding, reported Sputnik. While his claims stretch the bounds of believability to breaking point, they coincide with the discovery of a trove of Nazi memorabilia in the country. Speaking in an interview with local media, the naturalized German immigrant explains he arrived in 1945 with a passport — allegedly a forgery produced by the Gestapo at the conclusion of World War II — identifying him as Herman Guntherberg. Source: 128-year-old man claims he is Read More

Man kayaking 3,000 miles from Texas to South America for charity | khou.com

Ryan Caruso, 25, is gearing up for sea voyage by kayak through nine countries. Source: Man kayaking 3,000 miles from Texas to South America for charity | khou.com

Massive trove of Nazi memorabilia found in secret room in Argentina

It is thought they were brought to the South American country by Nazi officials who were given refuge Source: Massive trove of Nazi memorabilia found in secret room in Argentina

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