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4 Sep
The Parana River, second in size only to the Amazon in South America, is suffering its worst low since 1941, with experts unsure as to whether this owes to its natural cycle or to climate change. The river is crucial for providing drinking water and irrigating farmland, generating electricity as well as for transporting goods to landlocked Paraguay and Bolivia.
11 May 2020
Brazil has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in South America, but while the country is distracted, the Amazon rainforest has lost over 1,200 square km so far in 2020. This is up 55% from last year.
27 Oct 2019
Evo Morales, the longest-serving president in South America, is seeking a controversial fourth term in Bolivia's elections on Sunday. But polls suggest the leftist indigenous leader has a tough fight ahead of him.
21 Jul 2019
An Italian court has handed life sentences to 24 ex-officials from South America over their role in Operation Condor. It's estimated that thousands of people were murdered under the secret US-backed campaign.
10 Apr 2019
In Venezuela, the dead are no longer resting in peace as grave robbers, amid the South American nation’s economic and political crises, now rob graves, looting pieces of jewellery and other valuables. The tomb raiders also exhume bones to sell or use for rituals hoping for good fortune.
2 Mar 2019
The grocery chain has said that sausages being sold at stores near Hanover may contain the bacteria Listeria. Aldi has also recently come under fire for its business practices regarding produce from South America.
11 Jan 2018
As South America awaits another visit by Pope Francis, a women's prison in Chile is preparing for a reception with the papacy.

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