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# South America

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Argentines go to the polls in tense presidential election amid economic crisis
Populist Javier Milei has frequently been compared to former US president Donald Trump.
Last month
November 2023
Luis Diaz scores twice in Colombia win over Brazil with father in attendance after kidnapping
Diaz’s father, Luis Manuel Diaz, was watching from the stands in tears as his son scored in the 75th and 79th minutes to fire Colombia to a crucial win.
Luis Diaz's emotional double in front of his tearful father gives Colombia rare win over Brazil
Elsewhere, Uruguay ended Argentina’s 14-match unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory over the world champions.
This year
Brazil court votes for barring Bolsonaro from politics for eight years
The former far-right president was being tried over alleged abuses of power.
Heat and cold records broken in just five days in Argentina
The South American country this week battled its eighth heat wave so far this summer.
Enough cocaine to 'service New Zealand for 30 years' found floating in Pacific Ocean
The cocaine is thought to have been dropped there by an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
At least 25 dead after Peru bus accident, say police
The bus was en route to the border with Ecuador when it left the road.
Brazilian supreme court approves investigation into Bolsonaro over Congress riot
Bolsonaro claims Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was not voted into office, but rather was chosen by the Supreme Court and Brazil’s electoral authority.
Last year
One person killed after 'rogue wave' hits Antarctic cruise ship during storm
A representative of the Viking cruise company said that four other tourists sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were treated onboard.
'Democracy is back': Lula wins Brazil's bitter presidential vote
Incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has not yet conceded the election, after months of alleging that the country’s voting system is corrupt.
Lula da Silva defeats Jair Bolsonaro in Brazilian presidential election
Bolsonaro has been Brazil’s president for the past four years but has been defeated by the leftist challenger.
'Some of our guys come from Brazil's favelas, which is just extraordinary stuff'
St Michael’s director of rugby, Andy Skehan, has been working with the Brazilian national team.
Scenes as Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia
Edison Flores gave Peru a smash-and-grab victory after David Ospina’s gaffe cost the hosts.
All time
No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.
Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases
Colombia, Mexico and Peru are expected to hit the same milestone in coming weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Venezuela heading towards 1,000,000% inflation, according to IMF
The South American nation is in the midst of a five-year economic crisis.
Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god
The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Michaella McCollum returns home to Ireland months after release from Peru jail
The convicted drug smuggler was pictured in Dublin Airport yesterday.
In photos: The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
The 2016 Olympic Games are officially underway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin
The country was hit by the massive earthquake at around 1am Irish time.
Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women
A total of 19 countries are covered by the warning.
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.