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soccer

Mexican Football Federation to announce Liga MX clubs will not participate in South America's Copa Libertadores 2017 due to new format - ESPN

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Hurricane Matthew (2016)

Photo: Satellite imagery for Hurricane Matthew along the northern coast of South America - @StuOstro

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measles

Photo: Participants at a PAHO/WHO meeting hold a document declaring The Americas free of measles, rubella - @christufton

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measles

WHO announces at governing council meeting that The Americas are 'free of measles' - AFP

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Mercosur

Uruguay transfers pro-tempore presidency of regional trade bloc Mercosur to Venezuela - teleSUR

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Argentina

18 South American ex-military leaders face judgment in Argentina for collaborating to torture, assassinate leftist dissidents 1970s and 1980s - AFP

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

WHO confirms Zika virus strain imported from the Americas has been found in African archipelago nation of Cape Verde - WHO

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Ex-Spanish premier, 23 former Latin American leaders leaders express concern over Venezuela perceived political crisis - AP

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Spain identifies nation's 1st case of Zika-linked microcephaly in fetus of Catalonian woman who traveled to South America, says health ministry - AP

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Union of South American Nations

Union of South American Nations presidency handed over to Venezuela - teleSUR

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

World Health Organization: Zika virus has spread to 33 countries, territories in Americas; outbreaks in Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Chile's Isla de Pascua, New Caledonia now over

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Australian authorities spray Queensland hotel for mosquitoes after guest tests positive for Zika virus; man contracted virus on trip to South America, health authorities say - Reuters

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

World Bank offers $150 million financing to Latin American and Caribbean countries affected by Zika virus - Reuters

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Pan America Health Organization says estimates it needs $8.5 million to help states respond to Zika virus - Reuters

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

WHO says Zika virus 'strongly suspected' of causing birth defects; may infect 3-4 million people in the Americas, including 1.5 million in Brazil - euronews

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Infographic: Zika virus symptoms and areas of reported transmissions - @MarketWatch

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Map: Countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean with active Zika virus transmission, according to CDC; virus also found in Samoa and Cape Verde - @abc7christina

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Zika virus found in Australian travelers returning from South America, virologist says - ABC News

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New York, NY, US

Authorities: New York real estate executive facing vehicular homicide and drunken driving charges over fatal crash in Hamptons tried to flee to South America - NBC New York

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

CDC urges pregnant women to delay travel to 14 countries in Central, South America, the Caribbean because of Zika virus - CDC

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