South America is a continent named after explorer Amerigo Vespucci, bordered by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, North America and the Caribbean Sea. It comprises 12 countries and disputed territories.
Ecuador’s capital was thronged with angry crowds on Thursday for protests against the government’s attempts to extradite ex-president Rafael Correa from Belgium. Correa is accused of a failed kidnapping, but denies any wrongdoing.
Donald Trump intends to skip a planned summit in South America. The president will instead remain in the US to oversee the American response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria by government forces.