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#South America

# south-america - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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'

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 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

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

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

47 One Direction fans treated for asphyxia at Peru concert

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

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

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

“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

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.

# south-america - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

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