While there have been plenty of reports of propagation on the 40 MHz (8m) band recently, there have been very few reports from South America.
Martin, PJ4MM on the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean reports the following...
"This evening (24th January), I turned my antenna to the South and I received 8 reports from Chile (CE), Argentina (LU) and Brazil (PY).
24/01/23 23:58:00 PT9FD GG27OR -20dB
23:58:00 PU2MBY GG47GU solid trace No decode, TEP distortion
25/01/23 00:07:00 LU8YD FF51XB -15dB
00:10:00 CE3VRT FF46PI solid trace No decode, TEP distortion
00:03:00 LW2DAF GF05RK -8dB (-18dB on 6m)
00:37:00 LU7FTF FF88WI loud audio
00:38:00 CE3VRT FF46PI -16dB
00:48:00 CE3SOC FF46RJ -14dB "