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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

CDC confirms case of mosquito-borne Zika virus in Houston traveler who recently visited South America, say Harris County health officials - @NBCNews

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US South severe weather, December 2015

Pope Francis asks for prayers for flood victims in South America, the US, and UK during public address in Rome - @AP_Noticias

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South America

South America hit by floods and drought from powerful El Nino; thousands evacuated - @AP

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FIFA corruption case

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch: New charges principally involve officials and marketing firms in Central and South America; says corruption was 'institutionalized'

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South America

Photo: South America as seen from the International Space Station - @StationCDRKelly

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Sharp Corporation

Sharp says it will quit the TV market in the Americas - @verge

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FIFA corruption case

US sends Paraguay extradition request for Nicolás Leoz, former president of South America's soccer confederation, Paraguay's Foreign Ministry says - @Reuters

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Pope Francis trip to Latin America, July 2015

Pope Francis apologizes for 'offenses' church committed against indigenous during conquest of Americas - @AP

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FIFA corruption case

South America's soccer confederation, Conmebol, says rejects corruption and will support investigations into FIFA, Conmebol - @Reuters

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Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brasília, Brazil, beginning his 8-day South American tour - @CCTV_America

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Netflix

Netflix says outages affected users in North America, South America and Europe; 'service was restored to most Netflix members in under an hour' - @CNBCnow

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Eduardo Campos dies in Brazil plane crash

Editor's note: Multiple sources in South America, including G1, are reporting that Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was on board a plane that crashed in Santos. Seeking confirmation - Tom

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China

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Greece en route to BRICS economic summit in South America - @Reuters

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South America

UNESCO votes to grant ancient Inca roads across 6 countries coveted World Heritage status - @AFP

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South America

Venezuela's Maduro and opposition in landmark crisis talks as death toll from protests rises - @BBCWorld

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2014 Iquique earthquake

Earthquake in northern Chile consistent with slip, or 'megathrust,' between the Nazca and South America tectonic plates, @USGS reports

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European Union

EU asks for 1-month delay in the exchange of proposals to kick off free-trade negotiations with South America's Mercosur bloc, Argentina says - @Reuters

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Edward Snowden espionage case

4 South American countries to recall ambassadors after Bolivian plane was banned from European airspace amid rumors Snowden was on board - @BBCNews

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Edward Snowden espionage case

South American leaders demand explanation and public apology from France, Portugal, Italy and Spain for Bolivian plane diversion - @Reuters

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Edward Snowden espionage case

Update: Heads of state in South American bloc Unasur strenuously reject diversion of Bolivian president's plane in Europe; demand explanation - @Reuters

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