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South America: A continent in the Western Hemisphere, and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere
South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas. The reference to South America instead of other regions has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics.

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South American leaders launch Prosur bloc to replace Unasur

south american leaders launch prosur bloc to replace unasur
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A group of South American presidents has launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo..
WorldNews - Published

South American presidents announce creation of new regional bloc

A group of South American leaders signed a declaration to create a regional bloc of nations they say is open to any country, regardless of ideology, to collaborate on solving regional problems.
Reuters - Published

▶ Videos for South America

Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase [Video]Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

South American leaders announce new regional bloc [Video]South American leaders announce new regional bloc

Prosur will replace Unasur, which fell apart last year following divisions over how to address the Venezuela crisis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

American Airlines Stops Flights to Venezuela [Video]American Airlines Stops Flights to Venezuela

Earlier in the week, the State Department reissued a "do not travel" advisory for the country.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

Venezuela Seeks To Restore Power Amid Looting; China Offers Help [Video]Venezuela Seeks To Restore Power Amid Looting; China Offers Help

President Nicolas Maduro’s government scrambled to return power to western Venezuela following heavy looting in the second largest city. This, as China offered to help the South American nation end..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

China offers to help Venezuela restore power [Video]China offers to help Venezuela restore power

China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber "sabotage" that plunged the South American country..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

China Helping Venezuela Restore Power [Video]China Helping Venezuela Restore Power

According to Reuters, - China offered on Wednesday to help Venezuela restore its power grid, after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber “sabotage” that plunged..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

$77M cocaine haul seized at NY-area port [Video]$77M cocaine haul seized at NY-area port

In the largest cocaine seizure in over 25 years at the Port of New York and Newark, authorities say they found 3,200 pounds of the drug worth an estimated $77 million, hidden in a container delivered..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:29Published

Venezuela Is Blaming A Crippling 5-Day Blackout On US Cyber Warfare [Video]Venezuela Is Blaming A Crippling 5-Day Blackout On US Cyber Warfare

Venezuela is entering the fifth day of a nationwide blackout that has plunged even critical infrastructure like hospitals into darkness. The South American nation, which is battling a crippling..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Venezuela Blackout Enters Day 4 [Video]Venezuela Blackout Enters Day 4

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans woke up to a fourth day of an unprecedented nationwide blackout on Sunday, leaving residents concerned about the impacts of the lack of electricity on the South American..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Venezuela Enters Fourth Day of Blackout As Maduro Blames U.S. For Power Outage [Video]Venezuela Enters Fourth Day of Blackout As Maduro Blames U.S. For Power Outage

According to Reuters, Venezuelans woke up to a fourth day of an unprecedented nationwide blackout on Sunday, leaving residents concerned about the impacts of the lack of electricity in the South..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Venezuela shuts schools, businesses during blackout [Video]Venezuela shuts schools, businesses during blackout

Venezuela shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity for a second day due to a problem that struck the South American..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Venezuela Has Blackout, Schools Shut Down [Video]Venezuela Has Blackout, Schools Shut Down

A man walks pass a closed shops during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government shut schools and suspended working hours on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Safely Returns to Venezuela [Video]Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Safely Returns to Venezuela

Guaidó violated a travel ban when he left Venezuela, and international watchers didn't know what would happen when he tried to return.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Guaido returns to Venezuela [Video]Guaido returns to Venezuela

Venezuela's Juan Guaido, who has been recognized by most Western nations as the country's legitimate president, returned to his country on Monday after a "successful" tour of South American nations...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Juan Guaidó Is Heading Back To Venezuela After A 10-Day Exile [Video]Juan Guaidó Is Heading Back To Venezuela After A 10-Day Exile

Juan Guaidó, Venezuela's opposition leader and self-styled interim president, plans to return to his country on Monday. By doing so, Guaidó is risking arrest and a 30-year prison term for breaking a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

US ramps up Venezuela sanctions as Guaido tours South America [Video]US ramps up Venezuela sanctions as Guaido tours South America

Guaido's international backers are using a mix of sanctions and diplomacy to try to put pressure on Maduro.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Washington Increases Pressure On Maduro As Guaido Tours South America [Video]Washington Increases Pressure On Maduro As Guaido Tours South America

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the United States announced sanctions on Venezuelan officials who blocked a humanitarian aid convoy last week, while opposition leader Juan Guaido toured..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Venezuela's Guaido Says 600 Military Officers Have Abandoned Maduro [Video]Venezuela's Guaido Says 600 Military Officers Have Abandoned Maduro

According to Reuters, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido continued to tour South America to drum up support for an end to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Guaido, who is recognized by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Pence tells Guaido, U.S. is Pence tells Guaido, U.S. is "with you 100%"

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence met with Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia on Monday to express "a very simple message from President Trump; that we are with you one hundred..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Brazil Calls Maduro's Violence 'Criminal Act' [Video]Brazil Calls Maduro's Violence 'Criminal Act'

A man walks at the border between Brazil and Venezuela in Pacaraima, Roraima state, Brazil February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly PACARAIMA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil on Sunday condemned violence used..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

First bloodshed linked to Venezuela aid standoff [Video]First bloodshed linked to Venezuela aid standoff

Venezuelan troops shot dead at least two people and wounded several others on Friday near the Brazilian border, witnesses said, in the first bloodshed linked to efforts to bring aid into the South..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Venezuelan Troops Reportedly Kill One In First Bloodshed Linked To U.S. Aid [Video]Venezuelan Troops Reportedly Kill One In First Bloodshed Linked To U.S. Aid

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Venezuelan troops killed at least one person was killed and several others wounded near the Brazilian border, the first bloodshed linked to opposition..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Freezing Venezuelan Accounts In Switzerland [Video]Freezing Venezuelan Accounts In Switzerland

According to Reuters, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to the president of Switzerland on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

U.S. Tells European Union to Recognize Guaido As Venezuela President [Video]U.S. Tells European Union to Recognize Guaido As Venezuela President

According to Reuters, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that the European Union must recognize Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido as the president of the South American country. Pence said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Latam critics of Venezuela's Maduro meet in Chile; try to launch regional bloc

South American leaders will meet in Chile this week in hopes of forming a new regional bloc to replace Unasur, which was launched by Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez but has splintered..
Reuters - Published

Cocaine smuggling: Five guilty over £112m UK trafficking bid

cocaine smuggling: five guilty over £112m uk trafficking bid
They had used a yacht to pick up 1.4 tonnes of the drug off the coast of South America.
BBC News - Published

FIFA gives life ban to Ecuador official for bribery

The FIFA ethics committee has given a life ban to a South American soccer official who took bribes linked to the Copa America and Copa Libertadores
USATODAY.com - Published

Chile joins South American bid for 2030 World Cup

Chile has joined a coalition of South American countries planning to bid for the 2030 World Cup
USATODAY.com - Published

From Solihull to South America

Coach Sian Kelly wants girls in Argentina to have the cricketing chances she did - BBC Sport visits Buenos Aires to assess her impact.
BBC News - Published

Justin Welby accused of bowing to 'homophobia' after banning gay bishop's husband from church summit

Conservative hardliners from Africa, South America and Asia are dictating to Archbishop of Canterbury, Kevin Robertson says
Independent - Published

Lawyer: Venezuela Frees German Journalist

lawyer: venezuela frees german journalist
A German freelance journalist jailed in Venezuela since November on espionage charges was released Friday within weeks of two other reporters being expelled from the tumultuous South American nation,..
WorldNews - Published

Chinese delegation to visit Argentina to discuss stalled nuclear deal - government source

By Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A delegation from China will visit Argentina this month to discuss the construction of a nuclear power plant, signalling potential progress in a deal that..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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