Harsh winter weather kills dozens in South America
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) A cold front across much of South America is being linked to dozens of deaths, mounting losses for cattle ranchers and other hardships.
At least 26 people have died in Argentina from
exposure, carbon monoxide inhalation from heaters
and other weather-related causes.
Subfreezing temperatures have been reported in the
country's normally temperate northern region.
Across the Andes in the Chilean capital of Santiago,
homeless people are taking shelter in a sports
stadium after one died of exposure. Heavy snow has
cut off access to communities in the southern
province of Aysen.
Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay also are experiencing
unusually cold weather. July is the dead of winter in
the Southern Hemisphere.
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