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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