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  Floods force evacuation of more than 70,000 as Paraguay River rises   The Paraguay River rose to nearly 24 feet (7.2 meters) Wednesday after weeks of torrential rains. That's near its highest level of 1983 Brazil dam breach: Toxic mud 'devastated vegetation'   Toxic mud that swamped several Brazilian towns when a dam collapsed earlier this month has devastated forests over a large area Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary   A wave of toxic mud travelling down the river from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollut... Another two Brazil dams 'at risk of collapsing'   Brazilian mining company Samarco says two dams it uses to hold waste water from iron production are damaged and at risk of collapsing Brazil dams burst: 'Hopes of finding survivors fading'   Hopes of finding survivors of mudslides and floods on Thursday in Brazil are fading, Governor Fernando Pimentel of Minas Gerais state has sa... Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil
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B. 2017-04-01 Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods Putumayo, Colombia
2. 2016-04-29 Argentina floods swamp soy crop Villa Paranacito, Argentina
3. 2016-04-21 Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations Argentina
E. 2015-12-31 Paraguay villagers defy flood warning Alberdi, Neembucu, Paraguay
F. 2015-12-26 Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee Asuncion, Paraguay
2015-12-25 Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Asuncion, Paraguay
H. 2015-12-23 Floods force evacuation of more than 70,000 as Paraguay River rises
I. 2015-11-24 Brazil dam breach: Toxic mud 'devastated vegetation' Minas Gerais, Brazil
J. 2015-11-21 Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary Rio Doce estuary, Brazil

Argentina floods swamp soy crop   Water levels in the flood-hit Argentine town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations  4 million metric tons have been ruined. The losses are estimated at up to $1.3 billion Paraguay villagers defy flood warning   Residents of a village in south-eastern Paraguay are refusing to leave their homes even though flooding is imminent, officials say   Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee Map of Asuncion Paraguay  Paraguay: Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people   Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Map of Asuncion Paraguay
  Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods Map of Putumayo Colombia

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  Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province.    220 were missing, and a...

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  More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years

  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes
Apr.4 Chile flood toll rises amid fears for missing Mar.25 State of emergency for flood-hit Atacama desert region. Chile

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Jun.27 Floods force evacuation of 200,000 in Paraguay

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Dec.24 Aid pledged to Brazil flood-hit area
Apr.3 Argentina declares floods mourning Feb.9 Heavy rain causes floods in Andes. Peru

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Jan.11 Dozens dead in Brazil floods
Jan.5 4,000 flee after river dike bursts. Rio de Janeiro

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Jan.23 Brazil landslide deaths top 800
. Rio de Janeiro Jan.17 Death toll flooding continues rising. Rio de Janeiro Jan.16 Brazilian flood death toll nears 600. Rio de Janeiro Jan.15   Death toll rises to 549 in Brazil flooding Map of Nova Friburgo Brazil  Rio de Janeiro: Most of the deaths were reported in the cities of Nova Friburgo and Teresopolis, located in a mountainous region northeast of Rio Jan.13 Thousands in peril in Brazil flooding
  Rio de Janeiro: Thousands of families living on mountain slopes face risk of being washed away in the heavy rains and flooding that have killed nearly 500 people.    Rescuers are trying to find survivors in cut-off areas of south-eastern...
Jan.12 Flooding reportedly claims 260 lives
  Rio de Janeiro: Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil have caused 260 deaths in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo

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Dec.6   Colombian leader cancels climate meeting  President Santos says devastating flooding forced him to cancel his scheduled trip to the United Nations climate change conference in Mexico Apr.6 Rains, flooding kill 200 in Brazil
  Rio de Janeiro: About 287 people have been rescued, and others were trapped under mudslides caused by the rain.    At least 33 people died in Rio de Janeiro city after 28cm of rain f...
Jan.1 Mudslide in resort kills at least 19 people
  Rio de Janeiro: A stationary front continued for a third day to pound southeast coast with rain, turning hills into nightmarish scenes and raising the death toll to 45

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May.28 Dam bursts after more rain
Map of State of Ceara Brazil  Brazil: A dam burst in the northeastern village of Cocal left a girl dead and three people missing. 800 to 2,000 homes near the dam were inundated May.7 31 dead, 50,000 homeless in flooding   Brazil: Rain-induced flooding over large parts of Brazil. 270 towns and communities in 10 states have been flooded by swollen rivers

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Nov.29 More flood victims found   Brazil: Search and rescue officials found 9 bodies, bringing the death toll from flooding in southern Brazil to 109. 19 people remain missing Nov.27 Death toll climbs in flooding
Map of Santa Catarina Brazil  Brazil: The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded areas Apr.18 Bolivia struggles with floods Feb.12 Bolivia declares flooding disaster

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Feb.14 Floods kill 86 in Venezuela, Colombia

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May.2 Floods displace 100,000  Argentina: Emergency workers were working to bring in supplies to people forced from their homes after several days of heavy rains

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Jul.24 4 dead, 45,000 homeless in floods
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Jun.13 Rains leave 40 dead
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