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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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WH limits travel to U.S. from Brazil due to coronavirus [Video]

WH limits travel to U.S. from Brazil due to coronavirus

The White House announced Sunday it will suspend travel to the U.S. from Brazil, after the South American nation became the world No. 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases. This report produced by Chris..

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Brazil overtakes Russia to become No 2 in world for virus cases [Video]

Brazil overtakes Russia to become No 2 in world for virus cases

The grim milestone comes as the WHO calls South America 'a new epicentre' of the deadly virus.

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WHO says South America new coronavirus 'epicentre' [Video]

WHO says South America new coronavirus 'epicentre'

Brazil, whose president has resisted restrictions, is the hardest-hit country in the region with over 330,890 cases.

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Venezuela detains U.S. citizens allegedly involved in incursion [Video]

Venezuela detains U.S. citizens allegedly involved in incursion

Venezuelan authorities have detained two U.S. citizens working with a U.S. military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into the oil producing country, President Nicolas..

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In Peru, food markets have become the epicentre of COVID-19 contagion [Video]

In Peru, food markets have become the epicentre of COVID-19 contagion

Peru is the third worst-affected country in South America after Brazil and Mexico. View on euronews

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German carmakers to resume production as lockdowns ease [Video]

German carmakers to resume production as lockdowns ease

German carmakers including Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz will restart production at some German factories next week. It's part of a partial reopening of business and shops over the next few weeks. Adam..

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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..

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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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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

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country's exclusive economic zone on Saturday, despite a U.S. official's warning that..
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Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after ninth sovereign default

A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it had been invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Argentina's government, signaling that talks could be moving to the next phase after the..
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South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases

South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World..
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Tankers carrying Iranian fuel approach the Caribbean: data

A flotilla of five tankers carrying Iranian fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela is approaching the Caribbean, with the first vessel expected to reach the South American country's waters on Sunday,..
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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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Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in South America

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally.
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Venezuela military to escort Iranian fuel tankers: defense minister

Venezuela's military will escort Iranian tankers delivering fuel to the gasoline-starved nation as soon as they enter the South American country's exclusive economic zone, defense minister Vladimir..
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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'

Paraguay's president says he has reinforced the border with the worst-hit country in South America.
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Peru extends nationwide lockdown until May 24 as coronavirus cases rise

Peru has extended a nationwide lockdown by two weeks until May 24, President Martin Vizcarra said on Friday, the fourth extension of the isolation period amid a sharp rise in cases of COVID-19 in the..
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Pentagon denies any role in any Venezuelan incursion, echoing Trump

The Pentagon added its voice to President Donald Trump's denial on Tuesday of any involvement in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion in the South American country.
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Trump denies U.S. role in what Venezuela says was 'mercenary' incursion

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied any involvement by the U.S. government in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion in the South American country that led to the capture..
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Bolivians stranded in Chile camp out at consulate in Santiago

Several hundred Bolivians have set up camp on a sidewalk near the Andean nation's consulate in the Chilean capital Santiago, authorities said Tuesday, awaiting approval to return home as the..
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Paraguay plans switch to 'smart' quarantine after coronavirus curve flattens

Paraguay will ease its coronavirus lockdown in May, replacing its currently tough sanctions with a "smart quarantine" after the South American country became one of the most successful in the region to..
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WHO chief says 'virus will be with us for a long time'

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that there were "worrying upward trends" in early epidemics in parts of Africa and central and South America, while also warning that opening up..
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Chilean seniors look to the sky for medicine and masks

The small Chilean beach enclave of Zapallar has turned to high-tech drones to deliver medications, masks and hand sanitizer to its elderly in remote areas as the coronavirus continues its advance..
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Chile, China officials contradict each other over donated ventilators

Chile is expecting China to donate ventilators to help cope with the coronavirus outbreak, a government official said on Sunday, contradicting earlier statements by China's ambassador to the South..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro wants borders reopened, says worth risk

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday called for the reopening of the country's borders, as he pushes to restart South America's largest economy, but conceded he may be blamed if the new..
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Paraguay has South America's best record on coronavirus after early lockdown

As a global coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, landlocked Paraguay did not wait, imposing a strict lockdown in early March, before neighboring countries. The result: the fewest cases in the..
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Uruguay to repatriate Australians and New Zealanders from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

Uruguay on Saturday will repatriate 112 Australians and New Zealanders from a cruise ship that has been stranded in the La Plata River near capital Montevideo since March 27, the government of the..
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Chile announces $2 billion fund to benefit informal workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday announced a fresh $2 billion fund to help support the country´s informal workers as the coronavirus outbreak continues to batter the South American..
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U.S. coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies

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Chilean consul in Argentine grains hub Rosario dies from coronavirus

A Chilean consul in the Argentine grains hub city of Rosario has died after being infected by the coronavirus, Chile's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as the global pandemic spreads through South..
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Argentina to continue talks with creditors after missing deadline: economy minister

Argentina will continue talks this week and next with creditors over restructuring its $83 billion in foreign debt, Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on Tuesday, after the South American country..
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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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Coronavirus in South America: How it became a class issue

Early cases involved wealthier people who have been abroad, but fears are growing for the poorest.
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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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