South America is the fourth largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for about six percent of the world's population. The Cordillera mountain ranges, known here as the Andes, continue along the eastern side of the Pacific coast between the northern and southern extremities of South America. Lowlands, including the huge Amazon basin and fertile Pampas plains, extend eastward from the foothills of the Andes. Much of northern South America has a tropical climate, while the southern latitudes are affected by the polar Antarctic climate. Between these extremes lie the cool and temperate Patagonian regions.
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South America was initially settled by Asians who crossed the Bering Strait approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. They migrated southwards, reaching South America via the Isthmus of Panama.
Chocolate is a food made that is from the beans of cocoa trees. Learn about the two species of cocoa trees are native to Central America and the Amazon River basin in South America.
Cattleya orchids come in 113 different varieties; they are native to Costa Rica and the rain forests of South America. These orchids are easy to care for, but they require a lot of humidity and indirect sunlight.
The Kremlin's Foreign Ministry said America had deployed special forces and equipment near the South American nation and accused Washington of a 'dangerous provocation'.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:14:56 GMT.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to Switzerland's president on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American nation after "irregular movements" were discovered. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:33:32 -0500.
Swiss President Ueli Maurer did not speak to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido about freezing Swiss bank accounts belonging to the South American nation, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:50:22 -0500.
Venezuela is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands _ a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation
ABC News. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:14:16 -0500.
South America Bibliography
Heyerdahl, Thor. The Kon-Tiki Expedition. Chicago, IL. Rand McNally. 1968.