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South America: Continent
South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It can also be described as a southern subcontinent 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 America's Libertadores Cup resumes with new rules [Video]

South America's Libertadores Cup resumes with new rules

Football action resumes on the continent after a six-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

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