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

Jan 15th 2021, 3:43 PM 14,779 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.

Argentina surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases
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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.

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

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 21,670 Views 18 Comments

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
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2017, 10:58 PM 14,898 Views 57 Comments

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
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"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.

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

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

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

Aug 6th 2016, 7:55 AM 24,620 Views 19 Comments

The 2016 Olympic Games are officially underway.

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

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

May 21st 2016, 8:30 PM 36,662 Views 147 Comments

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

May 13th 2016, 12:17 PM 15,797 Views 96 Comments

The country’s new cabinet is not looking representative.

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

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

Apr 19th 2016, 9:36 AM 1,517 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.

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

Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin
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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.

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women
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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.

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

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

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

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

Aug 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 46,248 Views 18 Comments

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

Secret Nazi jungle hideout discovered by archaeologists
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Secret Nazi jungle hideout discovered by archaeologists

Mar 24th 2015, 10:41 PM 28,735 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident
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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.

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

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

Sep 11th 2014, 7:01 AM 11,271 Views 19 Comments

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

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

47 One Direction fans treated for asphyxia at Peru concert
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# 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.

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

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

Mar 1st 2014, 9:35 AM 4,125 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 23,839 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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