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150,000 Flee Flooding in South America

Emergency officials said Saturday that as many as 150,000 people in the border areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina had fled their homes ahead of severe flooding from torrential summer rains linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon. Regional reports said 90,000 residents of the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, had been evacuated by Saturday evening — many of them families living in substandard housing near the Paraguay River. In Alberdi, 120 kilometers (75.5 miles) south of...

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