Air pollution in South America began in Bolivia

Silver Mines in Bolivia Were Ground Zero for Pre Industrial-Era Pollution. The earliest evidence of large scale human-produced air pollution found in South America.

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Deadly cold weather grips South America

Polar air has blasted South America, causing temperatures to tumble and blanketing many parts of the region with snow. Cold blasts of weather are fairly common in South America at this time of year and are known as friagens, or geadas in Portuguese.