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# south-america - Friday 15 January, 2021

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
# International Travel
# International Travel

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland

Jan 15th 2021, 3:43 PM 14,777 Views 30 Comments

Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.

# south-america - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases
# South America
# South America

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases

Oct 20th 2020, 7:21 AM 19,129 Views 20 Comments

Colombia, Mexico and Peru are expected to hit the same milestone in coming weeks.

# south-america - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Neymar hat-trick sees PSG star surpass Ronaldo's goalscoring record for Brazil
# South America
From The42
# South America

Neymar hat-trick sees PSG star surpass Ronaldo's goalscoring record for Brazil

Oct 14th 2020, 10:18 AM 11,252 Views 4 Comments

Elsewhere, Argentina laboured to a 2-1 win over Bolivia and Chile drew 2-2 with Colombia.

# south-america - Friday 10 July, 2020

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
# Jeanine Anez
# Jeanine Anez

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Jul 10th 2020, 8:18 AM 12,662 Views 4 Comments

Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

# south-america - Monday 11 November, 2019

Future interim Bolivian president promises new elections amidst pro-Morales protests
# Resignation
# Resignation

Future interim Bolivian president promises new elections amidst pro-Morales protests

Updated Nov 11th 2019, 8:29 PM 13,950 Views 25 Comments

It follows weeks of protests against the re-election of the 60-year-old.

# south-america - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch rare total solar eclipse in South America

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:41 AM 10,155 Views 10 Comments

Solar eclipses happen when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up, allowing the Moon to cast its shadow on Earth.

# south-america - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal
# Mercosur Deal
# Mercosur Deal

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

Jul 2nd 2019, 4:51 PM 17,946 Views 65 Comments

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# south-america - Monday 1 July, 2019

Varadkar: Ireland will vote against South America trade deal if risks outweigh benefits
# Eu Trade Deal
# Eu Trade Deal

Varadkar: Ireland will vote against South America trade deal if risks outweigh benefits

Jul 1st 2019, 8:59 AM 20,740 Views 77 Comments

The Mercosur trade pact is the largest ever concluded by the EU.

# south-america - Monday 17 June, 2019

Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened?
# Power Cut
# Power Cut

Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened?

Jun 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 21,668 Views 18 Comments

The huge blackout is being blamed on Argentina’s electricity grid.

# south-america - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Miranda heads 93rd-minute winner as Brazil defeat Argentina in sapping Saudi Arabia heat
# South America
From The42
# South America

Miranda heads 93rd-minute winner as Brazil defeat Argentina in sapping Saudi Arabia heat

Oct 16th 2018, 10:26 PM 5,858 Views 0 Comments

Brazil edged past Argentina in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday thanks to Miranda’s dramatic late winner.

# south-america - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF
# Economic Crisis
# Economic Crisis

Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF

Jul 24th 2018, 12:06 PM 24,182 Views 85 Comments

The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.

# south-america - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god

Jul 12th 2018, 8:40 AM 31,020 Views 24 Comments

The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.

# south-america - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

At least 48 people die after bus goes off Peru's 'Devil's Curve'
# Devil's Curve
# Devil's Curve

At least 48 people die after bus goes off Peru's 'Devil's Curve'

Jan 3rd 2018, 7:49 AM 20,459 Views 5 Comments

It plunged 100 metres and landed upside down on rocks at the edge of the sea.

# south-america - Monday 7 August, 2017

Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base
# Tensions
# Tensions

Anti-government 'mercenaries' hunted after stealing weapons in attack on Venezuelan army base

Aug 7th 2017, 7:21 AM 6,246 Views 20 Comments

Maduro claimed the “terrorist” group had ties to Colombia and the United States.

# south-america - Thursday 6 April, 2017

For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies
# Uruguay
# Uruguay

For the first time, a country will sell recreational marijuana in its pharmacies

Apr 6th 2017, 10:58 PM 14,897 Views 55 Comments

Uruguay will become the first nation to make the step later this year.

# south-america - Thursday 20 October, 2016

"If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager
# South America
# South America

"If you touch one of us, we all react" - Women react to brutal rape and slaying of teenager

Oct 20th 2016, 9:01 AM 20,655 Views 48 Comments

Student Lucia Perez was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers.

# south-america - Monday 3 October, 2016

After 52 years of war and 260,000 dead, Colombians reject peace deal with Farc rebels
# Conflict
# Conflict

After 52 years of war and 260,000 dead, Colombians reject peace deal with Farc rebels

Oct 3rd 2016, 7:26 AM 23,981 Views 46 Comments

Both sides are, however, insisting that peace will prevail.

# south-america - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Michaella McCollum returns home to Ireland months after release from Peru jail
# Peru
# Peru

Michaella McCollum returns home to Ireland months after release from Peru jail

Aug 14th 2016, 8:52 AM 35,077 Views 100 Comments

The convicted drug smuggler was pictured in Dublin Airport yesterday.

# south-america - Saturday 6 August, 2016

In photos: The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
# Parade Of Nations
# Parade Of Nations

In photos: The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 6th 2016, 7:55 AM 24,617 Views 19 Comments

The 2016 Olympic Games are officially underway.

# south-america - Saturday 21 May, 2016

How does an oil-rich country with an economy bigger than New Zealand have food shortages?
# Going Caracas
# Going Caracas

How does an oil-rich country with an economy bigger than New Zealand have food shortages?

May 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 36,661 Views 147 Comments

Venezuela’s President has threatened to seize factories amid unrest.

# south-america - Friday 13 May, 2016

White men make up 25% of Brazil's population - they now account for 100% of its cabinet
# Gender Imbalance
# Gender Imbalance

White men make up 25% of Brazil's population - they now account for 100% of its cabinet

May 13th 2016, 12:17 PM 15,794 Views 95 Comments

The country’s new cabinet is not looking representative.

# south-america - Sunday 1 May, 2016

After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power
# Desperate Times
# Desperate Times

After switching to a two-day work week, Venezuela moves clocks forward to save power

May 1st 2016, 11:03 AM 39,656 Views 51 Comments

The country’s economy has been crippled by falling oil prices.

# south-america - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic
# Reader Routes
# Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic

Apr 19th 2016, 9:36 AM 1,515 Views 0 Comments

A crazy 5,150 kms across three countries in an old Volkswagen T2 was so much fun – even though the hot seats skinned me alive.

# south-america - Monday 18 April, 2016

'She was like the gospel in action': Tributes to Derry nun who died in Ecuador earthquake
# South America
# South America

'She was like the gospel in action': Tributes to Derry nun who died in Ecuador earthquake

Apr 18th 2016, 10:10 PM 39,029 Views 17 Comments

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett had worked in a school in Playa Prieta.

# south-america - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin
# South America
# South America

Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin

Apr 17th 2016, 5:00 PM 19,568 Views 11 Comments

The country was hit by the massive earthquake at around 1am Irish time.

# south-america - Friday 22 January, 2016

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women
# Birth Defects
# Birth Defects

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women

Jan 22nd 2016, 9:54 PM 28,263 Views 5 Comments

A total of 19 countries are covered by the warning.

# south-america - Saturday 12 September, 2015

How I went from 9-to-5 accountant to these South American waves for my office
# Opinion
# Opinion

How I went from 9-to-5 accountant to these South American waves for my office

Sep 12th 2015, 7:30 PM 878 Views 16 Comments

Richy O’Carroll didn’t want to have any regrets – so he decided to set sail for Peru.

# south-america - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Argentinian man accused of locking his wife and autistic son in a cage for years
# Neglect
# Neglect

Argentinian man accused of locking his wife and autistic son in a cage for years

Sep 6th 2015, 8:40 AM 20,649 Views 18 Comments

He allegedly fed his son dog food.

# south-america - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Why two young Dubliners quit their day jobs to go into business... in Peru
# The Inca Trail
# The Inca Trail

Why two young Dubliners quit their day jobs to go into business... in Peru

Aug 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 46,245 Views 18 Comments

“We’re very proud of the fact that we feel like we represent Ireland in everything we do.”

# south-america - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Secret Nazi jungle hideout discovered by archaeologists
# Deep Cover
# Deep Cover

Secret Nazi jungle hideout discovered by archaeologists

Mar 24th 2015, 10:41 PM 28,733 Views 30 Comments

Three stone buildings have been excavated in the Argentinian jungle complete with swastikas on the walls.

# south-america - Monday 2 March, 2015

The reign of the "world's humblest president" ended yesterday
# Montevideo Star
# Montevideo Star

The reign of the "world's humblest president" ended yesterday

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:30 PM 21,012 Views 44 Comments

Jose Mujica leaves Uruguay with 12 years consecutive growth, but challenges.

# south-america - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident
# Colombia
# Colombia

Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident

Oct 7th 2014, 9:28 AM 12,405 Views 6 Comments

Fifteen others were injured at the remote mountainous area.

# south-america - Monday 22 September, 2014

Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'
# Michael Dwyer
# Michael Dwyer

Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:27 PM 12,675 Views 18 Comments

Caroline Dwyer also described finally seeing the room where her son died.

# south-america - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Family of Irishman shot dead by police travel to Bolivia to seek justice
# Michael Dwyer
# Michael Dwyer

Family of Irishman shot dead by police travel to Bolivia to seek justice

Sep 11th 2014, 7:01 AM 11,270 Views 19 Comments

Michael Dwyer died from a single gunshot wound inflicted at a Santa Cruz hotel.

# south-america - Friday 27 June, 2014

There's a 60 - 88% chance weather phenomenon 'El Niño' will strike this year
# Weather Extremes
# Weather Extremes

There's a 60 - 88% chance weather phenomenon 'El Niño' will strike this year

Jun 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 21,858 Views 42 Comments

El Nino is a flow of unusually warm waters from the Pacific Ocean that shakes up climate patterns worldwide.

# south-america - Thursday 1 May, 2014

47 One Direction fans treated for asphyxia at Peru concert
# South America
From The Daily Edge
# South America

47 One Direction fans treated for asphyxia at Peru concert

May 1st 2014, 9:30 AM 2,615 Views 0 Comments

The band are on a huge tour of South America.

# south-america - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city
# Valparaiso
# Valparaiso

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city

Apr 13th 2014, 12:59 PM 10,719 Views 0 Comments

The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.

# south-america - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Students hit with water cannons and tear gas in Venezuela protests
# Violence
# Violence

Students hit with water cannons and tear gas in Venezuela protests

Mar 1st 2014, 9:35 AM 4,124 Views 49 Comments

Foreign journalists were among 41 arrested as clashes intensified in the capital Caracas.

# south-america - Friday 7 February, 2014

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio
# Brazil
# Brazil

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio

Feb 7th 2014, 8:38 AM 7,006 Views 10 Comments

“We want FIFA-standard trains,” demonstrators chanted. It’s the latest example of social tensions in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

# south-america - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Venezuela's youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination
# Best And Brightest
# Best And Brightest

Venezuela's youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination

Feb 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 23,835 Views 137 Comments

Sometimes the lines outside the Irish consulate in Caracas are 200 people deep, forcing a rotating cadre of self-appointed leaders to maintain a 24-hour vigil to stop queue jumpers.

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