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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 may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in most of Europe and 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.


Cruise ship passengers to return to home countries [Video]

Cruise ship passengers to return to home countries

A cruise ship that had at least two passengers die of coronavirus while barred from South American ports finally docked on Thursday in Florida after two weeks at sea and days of negotiations with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Montreal Protocol is stopping changes to Southern Hemisphere winds [Video]

Montreal Protocol is stopping changes to Southern Hemisphere winds

The ozone layer's recovery is stopping changes in the atmospheric circulation systems of the Southern Hemisphere, according to new research.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:09Published
Cruise Passengers Holed Up In State Rooms After Crew, Guests Display 'Flu-Like Symptoms' [Video]

Cruise Passengers Holed Up In State Rooms After Crew, Guests Display 'Flu-Like Symptoms'

Passengers on board Holland America Line's MS Zaandam cruise ship have been asked to remain in their state rooms. According to Business Insider, that's because several crew members and guests have..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published
Brazilian team wear masks in protest at having to play [Video]

Brazilian team wear masks in protest at having to play

Gremio players don face masks after being ordered to play match during the coronavirus emergency.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published
Coronavirus Pandemic: South America ramps up travel bans, school closures [Video]

Coronavirus Pandemic: South America ramps up travel bans, school closures

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:29Published
Thousands march for Women's Day in Latin America [Video]

Thousands march for Women's Day in Latin America

Female protesters took to the streets across Latin America on International Women's Day (March 8), taking a stand against gender-based violence and demanding equal rights. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
Former Barcelona forward Ronaldinho heads to court in Paraguay [Video]

Former Barcelona forward Ronaldinho heads to court in Paraguay

Paraguay judge to decide if former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho will be freed.

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Madsen survives heat to win South American leg of World Marathon Challenge [Video]

Madsen survives heat to win South American leg of World Marathon Challenge

Kristina Madsen holds an eight minute lead going into the seventh marathon in seven days on seven continents.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published
Japan soccer star Honda gets roaring welcome to Brazil's Botafogo [Video]

Japan soccer star Honda gets roaring welcome to Brazil's Botafogo

Botafogo fans give massive welcome to Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda as club looks for past glories.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

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2 cruise ships dock in Florida after negotiations

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Chilean consul in Argentine grains hub Rosario dies from coronavirus

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Argentina to continue talks with creditors after missing deadline: economy minister

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Celebrations as Peru evacuation flight lands in Australia

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Uruguay confirms first coronavirus death, cases hit 303

Uruguay confirmed the country's first death related to coronavirus late on Saturday as total cases climbed above 300 in the South American grains and cattle producer, which has a population of around..
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Rosneft sells Venezuelan assets to Russia after U.S. sanctions ramp up

Russia's largest oil producer, Rosneft , said on Saturday it had terminated operations in Venezuela and sold the assets linked to its operations in the South American nation to an unnamed company owned..
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Aaron Rodgers got out of Peru in dramatic fashion before borders close due to coronavirus

The Green Bay Packers quarterback cut his trip to South America short and flew out of Peru just before the airport shut down. "That was quite the ordeal," he said. - Published

Coronavirus in South America: How it became a class issue

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Colombia to hold 19-day quarantine to fight coronavirus

Colombia will enter a nationwide quarantine from Tuesday night, President Ivan Duque said late on Friday, the most drastic measure implemented so far by the South American country as it seeks to..
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Winter is coming: cooler South America weather could fan coronavirus spread

The coronavirus is landing in South America as summer in the southern hemisphere draws to a close and winter approaches, potentially worsening the spread of the pandemic in Brazil and other parts of..
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Argentina announces mandatory quarantine to curb coronavirus

Argentina will begin a mandatory quarantine, President Alberto Fernandez announced on Thursday, the South American nation's latest measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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EU asks Ecuador to guarantee airport access after runway blocked with trucks

The European Union on Thursday asked Ecuador to guarantee access to its airports to ensure it can airlift citizens out of the South American nation, following an unusual incident in which a city mayor..
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Chile´s Pinera declares state of catastrophe over coronavirus outbreak

Chilean president Sebastian Pinera declared a state of catastrophe in Chile as cases of coronavirus began to mount in the South American nation.
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Workers in Chilean malls call on government to shutter shops

Shopping mall workers in the Chilean capital Santiago launched protests on Tuesday demanding the closure of stores as coronavirus cases surged in the South American country.
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More than 100 Australians stuck on cruise ship

Dozens of Australian doctors, dentists and nurses are among those stuck aboard a cruise ship off the South American coast due to coronavirus fears.
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Venezuela expands quarantine as number of coronavirus cases climbs to 33

Venezuela will implement a nationwide quarantine after detecting 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, President Nicolas Maduro said, adding that the total number of cases in the South..
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Venezuela detects 16 new coronavirus cases, 33 infected in total - Maduro

Venezuela detected 16 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, President Nicolas Maduro said, adding that the total number of cases in the South American country has risen to 33.
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Venezuela confirms coronavirus cases amid public health concerns

Venezuela on Friday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus amid concerns that the economically struggling South American nation is unprepared to confront a pandemic that is spreading rapidly..
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Suriname confirms first coronavirus case, authorities will close borders

Suriname on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus infection in a person who traveled to the South American country last week from the Netherlands, the vice president told the national..
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Argentina suspends visas to travelers from coronavirus-hit countries

Argentina has temporarily stopped issuing visas to travelers from countries hardest-hit by coronavirus, including the United States, China and countries in Europe, in a bid to stem the spread of the..
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Guyana confirms first case of coronavirus in woman who returned from U.S.

Guyana on Wednesday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus in a Guyanese woman who returned to the South American country from the United States last week, according to a statement from the..
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Colombia confirms its first case of coronavirus

Colombia confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Friday, joining other South American countries that have reported cases of the fast-spreading disease.
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Peru records first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Vizcarra says

Peru recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Martin Vizcarra said in a televised statement on Friday, as the disease begins to spread around South America.
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Diplomats and foreign observers on Thursday questioned preliminary results of Guyana's presidential election as incumbent David Granger claimed victory and the opposition denounced fraud, setting up a..
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LATAM Airlines cancels Sao Paulo-Milan flights due to coronavirus

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Guyana votes for leader to manage early years of oil boom

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PDVSA slams U.S. sanctions on Rosneft over Venezuela activity

Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Tuesday it rejected U.S. sanctions on Russian state oil company Rosneft over its continued trading of oil from the South American country.
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Fossils of giant, car-sized turtles discovered in South America

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Peruvian LGBTQ couples call for marriage equality in symbolic wedding

LGBTQ couples in Peru took part in a symbolic wedding ceremony on Friday in an annual event aimed at calling for marriage equality in the conservative South American nation.
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Venezuelan's Maduro calls his decision allowing dollar transactions 'correct'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday his decision to allow transactions in dollars in the crisis-torn South American country was "correct" and taken "in the midst of a war."
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Deaths from dengue fever in Paraguay spike to 16 under strained health system

Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health..
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