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South America

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  • The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.
  • Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

    Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country. The men began their protest in front of...

    Jailed Venezuelan mayor transferred from prison to hospital

    The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital has been taken from prison to a hospital where he will undergo emergency surgery for a groin hernia. Antonio Ledezma was transferred early Saturday after a court granted prosecutors' request to permit his release...

    Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil

    Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil
    Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on the severe drought and water crisis plaguing the region. The virus, spread by mosquitoes,...

    Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected

    Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of...