South America

A group of feral monk parakeets feeding in a park in Spain
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October 08, 2019 - 11:34 am
Madrid's city council is preparing a plan to clear the city of its pesky parrots -- which will include the "ethical slaughter" of the birds and and sterilization of eggs, authorities said Monday. Argentine parrots -- myiopsitta monachus, also known as monk parakeets -- are native to South America,...
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In this April 14, 2019 file photo, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, listens to women speak about their experiences working with Muya, a manufacturing center of textiles and traditional crafts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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August 08, 2019 - 12:24 pm
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump will travel to South America in September to focus on issues that make it difficult for women in developing countries to prosper financially, including lack of access to credit and limits on employment. President Donald Trump's...
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Pope Francis blesses the coffin as he celebrates the funeral service of Cardinal Leon Kalenga Badikebele, the Apostolic nuncio in Argentina, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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June 17, 2019 - 10:56 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal...
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People collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019.
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March 12, 2019 - 7:28 am
By Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, a worker holds dried cacao seeds at a plantation in Cano Rico, Venezuela. A paper published Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 says tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from a South American archeologic site estimated to
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October 29, 2018 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed's radical transformation into today's Twix bars and M&M candies. Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in...
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Peruvian players applaud after winning 2-0 during the group C match between Australia and Peru, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
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June 27, 2018 - 8:49 am
By Tim Booth, AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Singing and dancing fans arrived in droves from South America after three decades of waiting to see the red and white of Peru play again in soccer's biggest tournament. What Peru delivered for the tens of thousands who followed every move of the...
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