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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. The reference to South America instead of other regions has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics.

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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

Videos for South America


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

Colombians across the country protest Duque gov't. [Video]Colombians across the country protest Duque gov't.

At a time of unrest in several South American countries, Colombian unions and student groups marched in Bogota and other cities on Thursday to insist that Colombian President Ivan Duque's government..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Give new Saudi home for Dakar Rally a chance, director says [Video]Give new Saudi home for Dakar Rally a chance, director says

The director of the Dakar Rally calls on fans to give Saudi Arabia a chance as the rally is set to kick off in the kingdom in January.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

'No problem' if vote proceeds without me- Bolivia's Morales [Video]'No problem' if vote proceeds without me- Bolivia's Morales

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..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Farage: I'm not for sale [Video]Farage: I'm not for sale

Nigel Farage has said that he wants to "change politics for good", which he said could only be done by Brexit Party MPs entering the Commons to hold Boris Johnson to his promises. Speaking at a boxing..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:40Published

Evo Morales resigns: Is Bolivia facing a coup d'etat? [Video]Evo Morales resigns: Is Bolivia facing a coup d'etat?

Morales said he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since the last election in October, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:32Published

Bolivia protesters celebrate Morales' resignation [Video]Bolivia protesters celebrate Morales' resignation

Bolivian opposition protesters celebrated joyously in the streets of La Paz on Sunday evening after Bolivian President Evo Morales said he would resign following weeks of protests over a disputed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Police, protesters square off in Chilean streets [Video]Police, protesters square off in Chilean streets

Chileans took to the streets again, pouring by the thousands into plazas and shutting down main boulevards in a sign that government promises of reform continued to fall short. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Chilean President Pinera to shake up cabinet amid protests [Video]Chilean President Pinera to shake up cabinet amid protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Saturday he would shake up his cabinet to quell a week of mass protests against inequality that has rocked the South American nation. Jonah Green reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

 

Argentine steel industry chamber says U.S. tariffs would hit production, employment

Argentina's steel industry chamber said on Monday it was seriously concerned about U.S. plans to re-impose tariffs on the South American country's exports of the metal, which it said would harm local..
Reuters - Published

Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina

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

How BBC's Katy Watson pumped breast milk through polls and protests

Katy Watson covered a turbulent time in South America while still producing a food supply for baby Isadora.
BBC News - 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

Messi scores last-minute Argentina equaliser against Uruguay

Lionel Messi scores an injury-time penalty as Argentina rescue a draw in their friendly with South American rivals Uruguay.
BBC News - 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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia crisis: Conflict fills political vacuum after Morales

BBC South America correspondent Katy Watson talks to people in Bolivia after the president steps down.
BBC News - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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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