Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and the highest peak in the western hemisphere, was long considered to be a volcano, but the current geological consensus is that the mountain consists of uplifted rocks of volcanic origin which did not erupt into its current form, so it is not a volcano.
Although topographic maps of the Chile and Argentina border region which contains the highest peaks are of notoriously poor accuracy, with elevation errors exceeding 100 metres (330 ft) in many cases, the current consensus based on the most recent measurements places Ojos del Salado as the 2nd highest peak and highest volcano in South America, significantly higher than Monte Pissis.
... Portuguese (196,342,592 speakers) is the most spoken language in South America, followed by Spanish (193,243,411), which is the official language of most countries, along with other ... Indigenous languages of South America include Quechua in Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia Wayuunaiki in northern Colombia (La Guajira) Guaraní in Paraguay and, to a much lesser extent, in ... At least three South American indigenous languages (Quechua, Aymara, and Guarani) are recognized along with Spanish as national languages ...
... visits Poirot and finds that Poirot is leaving for South America ... an aborted start on Poirot's trip to South America, they return to the flat to find the man dead ... produce four names, with a Mr Claud Darrell looking suspicious as he has visited both China and America ...
... Chile Santiago Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. ...
... Protests took place across South America including Uruguay, where their protest took place on the day before February 15, Friday ...
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“There is no such thing as a free lunch.”
An axiom from economics popular in the 1960s, the words have no known source, though have been dated to the 1840s, when they were used in saloons where snacks were offered to customers. Ascribed to an Italian immigrant outside Grand Central Station, New York, in Alistair Cookes America (epilogue, 1973)
“Returned this day, the south wind searches,
And finds young pines and budding birches;
But finds not the budding man.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)