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Continent mostly in the Southern Hemisphere of Planet Earth

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South America: Continent mostly in the Southern Hemisphere of Planet Earth
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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Venezuelans start 'Black Friday' shopping [Video]

Venezuelans start 'Black Friday' shopping

Venezuelans flocked to shopping centres in Caracas, the country's capital city, on Friday to take advantage of the first "Black Friday" discounts that were brought forward a week in the South American..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published
Central, South American countries left devastated by Hurricane Iota [Video]

Central, South American countries left devastated by Hurricane Iota

After battering Colombia, Iota came ashore in Central America as the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year, killing more than 30 people and leaving a trail of destruction.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
29-0 loss reopens debate on women's football in Brazil [Video]

29-0 loss reopens debate on women's football in Brazil

Brazilian soccer club's 29-0 sparks debate about the competitiveness of the women's game in the South American country.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:58Published
Argentina wealth tax: Government to raise funds for COVID relief [Video]

Argentina wealth tax: Government to raise funds for COVID relief

Dozens of multinationals are fleeing this South American nation, claiming that doing business in Argentina is unprofitable.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published
'Polypill' Dramatically Cuts Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke By 40% [Video]

'Polypill' Dramatically Cuts Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke By 40%

A new medication has been found to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 40%. The "polypill" mixes 3 blood pressure meds and a cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to lower heart..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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The South American nation becomes the fifth country in the world to reach the grim milestone.
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Brazilian satellite data shows a huge increase in fires in the Pantanal wetlands in South America.
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Major outbreaks across Asia and South America contributed to a record high number of global cases
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Peru overtakes Italy in total cases of coronavirus

Peru topped 240,000 total cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing hard-hit Italy, government data showed, even as the pace of infections has begun to moderate in the South American nation.
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Coronavirus: Peru economy sinks 40% in April amid lockdown

The country was one of the first in South America to impose restrictions but cases are still rising.
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Mexican president says he would sell gasoline to Venezuela for humanitarian needs if asked

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would sell gasoline to Venezuela for "humanitarian" reasons if asked to, despite U.S. sanctions on the South American country and its..
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Chile extends state of catastrophe by 90 days as coronavirus surges

Chile´s government said on Monday it would extend a state of catastrophe in place since mid-March by 90 days as cases of coronavirus in the South American nation have surged.
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Crowds of shoppers head to Brazil malls reopening in big cities at heart of pandemic

Brazilian shoppers lined up for hours and crowded into malls as they reopened on Thursday in the country's two largest cities, epicenter of a still surging coronavirus epidemic in the South American..
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In Paraguay's coronavirus war, isolation centers exact a heavy toll

Paraguay's coronavirus camps, obligatory for anyone entering the South American country, have garnered praise from international health bodies for helping stem the spread of the epidemic. The..
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Ecuador volcano eruption leaves several cities covered in ash

The eruption of a volcano in Ecuador's Amazon region left several cities covered in ash on Tuesday, fueling concerns of a potential health impact as the South American nation slowly emerges from a..
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Venezuela's Supreme Court says congress failed to name electoral authorities

Venezuela's government-friendly Supreme Court on Friday said the opposition-held congress had not named rectors to the South American country's electoral authority in time, a move denounced by the..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro 'failed' on coronavirus, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has failed in managing the coronavirus crisis, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday, a day after a record rise in deaths in the South American..
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Venezuela's Guaido is still legitimate head of National Assembly, EU says

A Venezuelan Supreme Court decision to ratify an ally of President Nicolas Maduro as president of the National Assembly is illegitimate, the European Union said on Thursday, warning of a deepening..
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Venezuela's Maduro says he will visit Iran soon, sign agreements

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he would visit Iran shortly to sign cooperation agreements in energy and other sectors, after Iran sent five fuel tankers to the gasoline-starved..
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Chile surpasses 100,000 cases of coronavirus: health minister

Chile has surpassed 100,000 cases of the coronavirus, the health minister said on Monday, as infections have spiraled in the capital Santiago, putting the South American nation´s healthcare system..
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Fourth Iranian fuel tanker enters Venezuelan waters

A fourth fuel tanker from Iran entered Venezuelan waters late on Wednesday as the first three prepared to discharge at the gasoline-starved South American country's ports, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
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Venezuela's Maduro vows to raise gasoline price as Iranian tanker nears

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday pledged to begin charging citizens for gasoline, as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla bringing fuel from Iran approached the South American..
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U.S. accuses ex-Venezuelan lawmaker of drug conspiracy tied to Middle East militants

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Venezuelan lawmaker with taking part with President Nicolas Maduro in a scheme linked to South American and Middle Eastern militant groups to traffic..
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Venezuela prepares fuel distribution overhaul as fourth Iranian tanker nears

Venezuelan officials pledged to revamp the country's gasoline distribution system as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla bringing fuel from Iran approached the South American nation's exclusive..
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Donors raise more than $3 billion for Venezuelan refugees amid COVID-19

More than 60 countries on Tuesday pledged some $3.4 billion in emergency aid for five million Venezuelans who have fled the country to neighbouring South American nations to escape economic collapse..
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U.S. brings forward travel ban as Brazil surpasses its daily death toll

The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil as the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the South American nation surpassed the..
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U.S. limits travel from Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak

The White House on Sunday said it was restricting travel from Brazil to the United States, two days after the South American nation became the world's No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases.
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White House limits travel to U.S. from Brazil due to coronavirus

The White House on Sunday said it was prohibiting most non-U.S. citizens from traveling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks, two days after the South American nation..
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U.S. may ban travelers from Brazil on Sunday over outbreak: White House

The United States is likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil on Sunday, a top White House official said after the South American nation became the world No. 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases.
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Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning

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Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after ninth sovereign default

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Brazil coronavirus outbreak worsens as country could soon be No. 2 in cases

Brazil's coronavirus outbreak worsened on Wednesday and the South American nation could soon have the second-highest number of cases in the world as the Health Ministry reported 888 new deaths and..
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Chile's trashpickers say recycling latest casualty of coronavirus

Trashpickers in Chile are warning that recycling, never popular in the far-flung South American nation, is poised to become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Venezuela's Guaido says Iran fuel shipment ought to alarm Latin America

Iran's fuel shipment to gasoline-starved Venezuela ought to "alarm" Latin America, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday, as five Iranian fuel tankers head towards the South..
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Coronavirus: Brazil's outbreak 'threatens Paraguay's success'

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