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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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Venezuela confirms coronavirus cases amid public health concerns

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Argentina suspends visas to travelers from coronavirus-hit countries

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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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Guyana's Granger claims victory as U.S. and EU question vote results

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LATAM Airlines cancels Sao Paulo-Milan flights due to coronavirus

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