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Jair Bolsonaro
| October 28th, 2019  5:00 PM
Argentina election to deepen South America's fragmentation
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A center-leftist's victory in Argentine presidential elections is set to cement a rift between South America's largest nations, and suggests regional turbulence could extend for years. Alberto Fernández and his far-right Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro have antagonized each another since August, and their statements…
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Death toll rises to 15 as violence wracks Chile for 5th day
Death toll rises to 15 as violence wracks Chile for 5th day
October 22nd, 2019  10:34 PM

Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes are wracking Chile for a fifth day, as the government raises the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability

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The Latest: G-7: Macron launches Amazon fire appeal
August 24th, 2019  7:40 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron says he's launching an appeal to all world powers to help Brazil and other South American countries fight the fires burning in the Amazon

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
August 23rd, 2019  3:21 PM

France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling

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France says it opposes trade deal with South American bloc Mercosur because of Brazil's environmental failings
August 23rd, 2019  8:19 AM

France says it opposes trade deal with South American bloc Mercosur because of Brazil's environmental failings

Argentina candidate rules out default as an option
Argentina candidate rules out default as an option
August 22nd, 2019  1:58 PM

Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernández says that no one wants a default for the South American country and he's ruling it out if elected

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Report: Germany to freeze support for Brazil forest projects
August 10th, 2019  2:42 PM

A newspaper is reporting that the German government plans to stop supporting forest and biodiversity projects in Brazil because of what it sees as the South American country's lack of commitment to curbing deforestation in the Amazon region

Nicolas Maduro, Cilia Flores
US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption
July 25th, 2019  1:31 PM

The U.S. is imposing sanctions on a Colombian businessman and three stepsons of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for allegedly forming part of a network that stole hundreds of millions in dollars from food import contracts in the South American nation

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Ford 2Q profit falls 86% on cost of overseas restructuring
July 24th, 2019  5:59 PM

Ford earnings fell 86% in the second quarter largely due to restructuring costs in Europe and South America

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Finnish paper giant invests $2.7 bln to build Uruguay mill
July 23rd, 2019  5:47 AM

Finnish paper and pulp maker UPM-Kymmene Corp. says it will invest $2.7 billion to build an eucalyptus pulp mill in central Uruguay in a project that the company says has been carefully prepared together with the government of the South American nation

Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great Again
Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great Again
July 17th, 2019  5:43 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is urging his South American colleagues to borrow a slogan from America's Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood

Jorge Faurie
EU, South American bloc strike long-sought free trade deal
June 28th, 2019  10:31 PM

South America's Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union strike draft free-trade treaty with after two decades of negotiations

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South American bloc strikes long-sought EU free trade deal
June 28th, 2019  5:27 PM

South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union after two decades of negotiations

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South American bloc strikes long-sought Europe trade deal
June 28th, 2019  3:56 PM

South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union after two decades of negotiations

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Mercosur strikes "strategic association" deal with the EU
June 28th, 2019  2:31 PM

South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union after two decades of negotiations

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Argentina reports 'historic' trade deal between South American alliance and EU
June 28th, 2019  1:53 PM

Argentina reports 'historic' trade deal between South American alliance and EU

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Brazil seeks foreign capital to update transportation
June 27th, 2019  5:23 PM

Brazil says it will seek to raise at least $45 billion in investments over the next four years for an ambitious plan to improve transportation in South America's biggest nation

Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid
Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid
June 17th, 2019  8:37 PM

The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader

Hunt begins for the cause of huge South American blackout
Hunt begins for the cause of huge South American blackout
June 17th, 2019  11:36 AM

Authorities still in the dark over cause of massive power outage that left millions without electricity across South America

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Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins
June 17th, 2019  8:13 AM

Authorities still in the dark over cause of massive power outage that left millions without electricity across South America

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ESPN+ streaming service to broadcast Copa America
May 28th, 2019  1:38 PM

ESPN+ streaming service obtains US English-language television rights for Copa America, South America's soccer championship

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela
Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela
May 19th, 2019  2:56 PM

U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo

US withdrawing last of its embassy personnel from Venezuela
US withdrawing last of its embassy personnel from Venezuela
March 12th, 2019  12:39 AM

The United States says it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation

The Latest: Lima Group urges Venezuela troops to let aid in
The Latest: Lima Group urges Venezuela troops to let aid in
February 4th, 2019  6:24 PM

A coalition of Western Hemisphere nations is urging Venezuela's military to allow badly needed food and medicine to enter the country as the bloc pushes for a peaceful transition of power in the South American nation

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AP Explains: What a Venezuelan oil embargo could mean for US
January 24th, 2019  6:57 PM

With Venezuela in crisis, a look at how potential U.S. sanctions blocking oil imports from the South American OPEC nation might affect consumers and businesses

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