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A continent in the Western Hemisphere, and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere

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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 where Dutch and English are spoken officially. The reference to South America instead of other regions has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics.

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Peruvians to vote for new Congress as country seeks to turn page on crisis

Peruvians will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new Congress that will be in place for just over a year, as the copper-rich South American nation seeks to overcome a political crisis that led to..
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Venezuela Guaido calls for halt to 'blood gold' flow

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that the government needed to halt the illegal flow of gold out of the South American country and sanctions might be needed.
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Videos for South America


Venezuela has 'world's highest murder rate' [Video]Venezuela has 'world's highest murder rate'

A non-government organisation says many of the murders in the South American country are extrajudicial killings by police.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:38Published

Beyond repRoach! Vet helps cockroach give birth [Video]Beyond repRoach! Vet helps cockroach give birth

Russian vet performs a surgery on a giant cockroach having pregnancy complications.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:52Published

Klopp eyes Club World Cup title [Video]Klopp eyes Club World Cup title

Juergen Klopp says Liverpool want to win and he wishes Europe's perception of the competition would change.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

Chile finds debris in search for missing air force plane [Video]Chile finds debris in search for missing air force plane

The Chilean Air Force says it has located debris believed to be from a cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina [Video]Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising officials in the two South American countries who sought..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes [Video]Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes

For story suggestions or custom animation requests, contact [email protected] Visit http://archive.nextanimationstudio.com to view News Direct's complete archive of 3D news animations.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:11Published

 

Bolivia Congress rubber stamps November resignation of Evo Morales

Bolivia's Congress on Tuesday formally accepted the November resignation of leftist leader Evo Morales and his deputy Álvaro García Linera, rubber stamping the end of his 14-year socialist..
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Guyana opposition candidate pledges to keep Exxon contract intact

Exxon Mobil's oil contract with Guyana would be exempt from a review of the South American nation's deals if the opposition wins the March 2 election, the party's top candidate said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. official accuses ex-leader Morales of fostering violence in Bolivia

Former Bolivian leader Evo Morales is fostering instability and violence from inside Argentina and the United States had warned the South American nation that he would be a "headache," a senior U.S...
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Morales' party names election runners for Bolivia vote

A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country,..
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Morales' party names candidates for upcoming Bolivia elections

A former foreign minister and a coca farmer will be the candidates for president and vice president for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American..
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Coca eradication best way to fight violence in Colombia, Duque says

The eradication of Colombia's plantations of coca, the raw material for cocaine, is the best way to protect peace efforts and fight the drug trafficking that fuels violence in the South American..
Reuters - Published

Peru to deport tourists for allegedly damaging, defecating at Machu Picchu

Peruvian police said on Tuesday they would deport five tourists and prosecute another after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel that is one..
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Australia's bushfires make massive clouds of pollution

Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty deposits on its glaciers and drifted across the Pacific..
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Bolivia prosecutor seeks Spain response over embassy spat

Bolivia's attorney general has pushed forward a probe into Spanish officials the South American country's government alleges were seeking to help allies of ousted leftist leader Evo Morales who are..
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Don't be put off by fires, Australia tells tourists

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes and sent smoke as far as South America, even as authorities fretted..
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Australian leader urges tourists not be deterred by bushfires crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes of the country and sent smoke palls as far as South America, even as..
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Australian bushfire smoke drifts to South America - WMO

Smoke from wildfires in Australia has drifted across the Pacific and affected cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Argentina boosts security at airports, U.S. embassy over Iran tensions

Argentina's government boosted security at its airports, borders and the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires as tensions simmer between the United States and Iran, the South American country's defense..
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Mexico president says right of asylum must be respected in Bolivia spat

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his country's right to grant asylum must be respected, when asked about an ongoing spat with Bolivia over the South American country's..
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Mexico appeals to international court as diplomatic row with Bolivia intensifies

Mexico on Thursday turned to the International Court of Justice to ensure its diplomatic facilities were respected in Bolivia as it ramped up pressure on the South American country's interim government..
Reuters - Published

Peruvian prosecutor investigating deaths of two McDonald's employees

A Peruvian prosecutor's office said it was investigating the death of two teenaged employees in a McDonald's-branded restaurant in Lima, in an incident that has spurred protests against the fast-food..
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Chile's police to reform as allegations of abuses mount

Chile's top law enforcement official on Thursday detailed deep reforms to a police force dogged by allegations of human rights abuses ranging from torture to rape during nearly two months of protests..
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Chilean Air Force finds debris believed to be from missing plane

The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had located debris believed to be from a cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America..
Reuters - Published

Chile expands search over frigid sea near Antarctica for crashed plane

The Chilean military sent fighter jets early on Wednesday in an expansion of its search for an airforce cargo plane that crashed with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South..
Reuters - Published

Chile Air Force says cargo plane crashed with 38 on board, search operation underway

Chile's Air Force on Tuesday said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, and a rescue team was..
Reuters - Published

Bolivian minister seeks Israel help in fighting alleged leftist 'terrorism'

Bolivia's interim government wants Israel to help local authorities fight "terrorism" in the South American country, the interior minister told Reuters on Friday, alleging plots by Venezuelan President..
Reuters - Published

Peru and U.S. close to signing deal to counter Chinese influence in region: diplomat

Peru and Washington are in the final stages of talks on a deal to promote American investments in the South American country as part of a U.S. initiative to counter Chinese influence in the region, a..
Reuters - Published

Suriname court convicts President Bouterse of murder for 1982 executions

A court in Suriname on Friday convicted President Desi Bouterse of murder for the execution of 15 opponents in 1982 during an earlier term as military ruler of the South American country after he and..
Reuters - Published

Chile's peso hits new low as violence, protests resurge

Chile's peso plummeted to a new low at the market close on Wednesday as violence resurged in the South American nation following weeks of protests over inequality and inadequate social services.
Reuters - Published

Bolivia reforges U.S. ties as political alliances redrawn

Bolivia's interim government has named an ambassador to the United States for the first time in over a decade, amid a redrawing of the South American nation's international ties that has seen..
Reuters - Published

'Massive' human rights violations in Bolivia merit outside probe: regional commission head

Bolivia may need outside help to probe a "massive" amount of human rights violations and post-election violence to ensure findings are seen as credible in the deeply divided South American nation, the..
Reuters - Published

Uruguay heads to the polls in run-off vote; tilt to the right likely

Uruguayans headed to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president in a second round run-off vote likely to shift the South American nation back toward the right after around 15 years of liberal rule.
Reuters - Published

Supporters of Bolivia's Morales march with coffins of dead protesters

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human..
Reuters - Published

'We're desperate to buy anything': Bolivians go hungry as protests snarl cities

Bolivians are starting to feel the pinch of weeks-long turmoil roiling the South American country, with fuel shortages mounting and grocery stores short of basic goods as supporters of unseated leader..
Reuters - Published

Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean Community reject use of force in Venezuela: statement

Mexico, Uruguay and representatives of the Caribbean Community on Monday rejected the use of force and human rights violations in Venezuela, urging a peaceful and democratic solution to solve the..
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Fallen Bolivian leader Morales: 'No problem' if vote proceeds without me

Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into..
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Former Bolivian leader Morales ready to stand aside in new elections

Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia's dueling parties strike deal to end political chaos

Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia's Senate votes to appoint new chamber head, deputies

Bolivian lawmakers in the country's Senate voted on Thursday night in favor of a new chamber President and two vice president, after a spate of resignations amid major political upheaval in the South..
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BRICS leaders avoid discussion of Venezuela divisions

Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a two-day summit in Brazil's capital, according to diplomats, putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South..
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo congratulates Bolivia's interim president

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday congratulated Jeanine Anez, a Bolivian senator who became interim president of the South American country following the resignation of Evo Morales, the..
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Morales decries U.S. recognition of new Bolivian government

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales said on Wednesday that he condemned U.S. recognition of the South American country's new "de facto government" that has installed itself since his departure.
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Bolivia's new leader seeks quick election, Morales says he could return

Bolivia's new interim president pledged on Wednesday to hold new elections as soon as possible and denied a coup had taken place, while from Mexico former leader Evo Morales hinted he could return to..
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U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia

The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Bolivian Senator Anez takes office as interim president

Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president of the South American country in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her in a legislative session boycotted by..
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Mexico says Bolivia's Morales will arrive in Mexico around 11 am

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday that the plane carrying ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales is expected to arrive in Mexico around 11 a.m. local time after difficulties in..
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Evo Morales leaves Bolivia to take asylum in Mexico

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales has boarded a plane to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, Mexico's top diplomat said on Monday night, as unrest shook the South American nation.
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Bolivia's Evo Morales boards plane en route to Mexico

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales has boarded a plane to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, Mexico's top diplomat said on Monday night, after the South American country's veteran socialist..
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Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales, demands safe conduct

Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia's former president Evo Morales, Mexico's top diplomat said on Monday, after the veteran socialist resigned following a disputed election in the South American..
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Bolivia Armed Forces say it will protect 'essential public services'

Bolivia's Armed Forces said in a statement on Monday that it would launch plans to protect essential public services amid escalating violence in the South American nation after leftist leader Evo..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says Bolivia suffered 'coup' due to military's role in events

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday that his government viewed Sunday's events in Bolivia as a "coup" because the Bolivian military had broken with the constitutional order by..
Reuters - Published

Russia accuses Bolivian opposition of unleashing violence

Russia accused Bolivia's opposition of unleashing violence in the South American nation and said it looked like the government's hopes for dialogue had been swept aside by an orchestrated coup.
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Mexico's president calls events in Bolivia 'regrettable'

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday described the weekend's events in Bolivia as "regrettable" and said his foreign minister would give the government's position on the situation in..
Reuters - Published

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