Africans flee to South America on journey to US

Hundreds of Africans are joining Central American migrants on the long, dangerous journey for seeking asylum in the US. One family shares their experience after fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo through South America. (July 16)

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Chile prepares for a spectacular total solar eclipse | AFP

Day will briefly turn to night over large parts of Chile and Argentina as a total eclipse of the Sun plunges a vast swath of the southern Pacific and the cone of South America into darkness.

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Why The US Border Facilities Are ‘Concentration Camps,’ According To History

There is a system of detention centers at our southern border, housing thousands of asylum seekers from Central and South America. When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called these facilities “concentration camps”, she sparked outrage and a huge debate.

People on the both sides of the political aisle spoke out against her comments, arguing that under no circumstances should we invoke the memory of the Holocaust to describe what’s happening at our border. However, historians argue that there’s value in describing the detention centers as such. So, what is the definition of a “concentration camp” and is it accurate to use the term in reference to the situation at our border?

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, June 16th: Pompeo pushing for diplomacy with Iran; Tens of millions in the dark in South America; Hong Kong’s chief executive apologizes; OJ Simpson gets on Twitter.

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Blackout affects tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid. (June 16)

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Uruguay plunges into darkness as electricity fails in various parts of South America | AFP

Residents in Montevideo wake up to no electricity after a massive electricity cut leaves Argentina, Uruguay and some parts of neighbouring countries in the dark, according to Uruguayan and Argentine electricity companies. IMAGES

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Scientists find new type of killer whale off Chile

Scientists have found a new type of killer whale in the waters off South America. The type D or subantarctic killer whale has a more rounded head, a narrow dorsal fin and a small white eye patch. (March 6)

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Venezuelans across South America protest against Maduro

Venezuelans living in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Ecuador gather to protest against Nicolas Maduro’s government and to cheer opposition politician Juan Guaido after he proclaimed himself interim leader amid a deepening political drama.

Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

(21 Jan 2019) On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create an eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. It was also the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter. (Jan. 21)

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Paraguay to inaugurate first “green route” of South America

Paraguay will inaugurate in January the first “green route” of South America, providing electric vehicles with fast charging stations, along 1,000 kilometers of roads linking the country’s main cities: Asuncion, Ciudad del Este (border with Brazil) and Encarnacion (border with Argentina).