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Bolivia: Lake Poopo's 'water people' left high and dry
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Bolivia: Lake Poopo's 'water people' left high and dry

Scientific studies have blamed a confluence of factors, including climate change and water extraction for farming and mining in the area on the Bolivian high plains, some 3,700 meters above sea level

NCB seizes massive cocaine haul at Mumbai airport, Bolivian woman held
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NCB seizes massive cocaine haul at Mumbai airport, Bolivian woman held

According to an NCB official, the Bolivian woman was arrested on Monday and black cocaine estimated to be valued at Rs 13 crore, which had been brought from Brazil, was seized from her

Chile to fight a case against Bolivia over disputed waters at International Court of Justice
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Chile to fight a case against Bolivia over disputed waters at International Court of Justice

Chile wants the International Court of Justice to declare the Silala river, which flows from Bolivia an 'international water course' and give it equal rights to its waters

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uruguay boost qualification chances, Sanchez reignites Chile's hopes
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Uruguay boost qualification chances, Sanchez reignites Chile's hopes

Young winger Facundo Pellistri stole the show on only his second appearance for Uruguay.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia

Colombia had dominated throughout vs Peru but failed to score for the sixth successive match -- a run of more than 550 minutes.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil qualify for Qatar World Cup with Colombia win
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil qualify for Qatar World Cup with Colombia win

Brazil have produced a near perfect qualifying campaign, winning 11 of 12 matches — their only blemish a goalless draw in Colombia last month — to qualify with six games to spare.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick to break Pele record as Argentina rout Bolivia
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick to break Pele record as Argentina rout Bolivia

Messi moved one clear of Pele in the 64th minute with his second of the night, surging into the Bolivian box and playing a one-two with Lautaro Martinez before tucking away a finish from close range.

Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi breaks Argentina's record for caps, scores two in win over Bolivia
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Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi breaks Argentina's record for caps, scores two in win over Bolivia

Messi's 148th appearance for Argentina beat the mark previously held by retired defender Javier Mascherano.

Copa America: Guido Rodriguez gives Argentina edge in tense derby win over Uruguay
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Copa America: Guido Rodriguez gives Argentina edge in tense derby win over Uruguay

The victory sent Argentina joint top of Group A with Chile on four points while Uruguay remain pointless.

How a Bolivian indigenous community is struggling to survive the loss of the country's second largest lake
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How a Bolivian indigenous community is struggling to survive the loss of the country's second largest lake

The lake dried up about five years ago, victim of shrinking glaciers, water diversions for farming and contamination. Ponds reappear in places during the rainy season.

Copa America 2021: Tournament rocked by Venezuela COVID-19 outbreak; three Bolivian players also test positive
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Copa America 2021: Tournament rocked by Venezuela COVID-19 outbreak; three Bolivian players also test positive

The South American football confederation, CONMEBOL, later updated the total, saying 13 members of the Venezuelan delegation had tested positive.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying: Lionel Messi scores but Chile hold Argentina to 1-1 draw
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying: Lionel Messi scores but Chile hold Argentina to 1-1 draw

The draw leaves Argentina a point behind Brazil, the only remaining side with a perfect qualifying record, who host Ecuador on Friday.

Chapare: All you need to know about the rare Bolivian virus from arenavirus family
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Chapare: All you need to know about the rare Bolivian virus from arenavirus family

The Chapare virus belongs to the Arenaviridae family of viruses, just like COVID-19 belongs to the Coronaviridae family.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Roberto Firmino brace powers Brazil to thumping victory over Bolivia in opening match
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Roberto Firmino brace powers Brazil to thumping victory over Bolivia in opening match

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos also got on the scoresheet while star forward Neymar set up two goals in a totally one-sided encounter that sent Brazil top of the South American qualifying table.

Latin America grappling with a 'decline of democracy' under coronavirus pandemic
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Latin America grappling with a 'decline of democracy' under coronavirus pandemic

The gradual undermining of democratic rules during an economic crisis and a public health catastrophe could leave Latin America primed for slower growth and an increase in corruption and human rights abuses

Coronavirus Outbreak: List of various sporting events disrupted by COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: List of various sporting events disrupted by COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has already affected and reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe and is now forcing cancellation and postponement of sporting events across the globe.

Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State
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Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State

Watching political unrest explode across South America this fall, officials at the State Department noticed an eerily similar pattern in anti-government protests that otherwise had little in common

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster
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Amazon fires in Brazil are causing glaciers in South America's Andes to melt even faster

The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.

Bolivia's interim president asks Congress to approve law calling for fresh elections following unrest in country after Evo Morales' resignation
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Bolivia's interim president asks Congress to approve law calling for fresh elections following unrest in country after Evo Morales' resignation

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez asked Congress Wednesday to approve a law that would allow for new elections, after deadly unrest following the resignation of Evo Morales and the disputed 20 October ballot