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South America Decoder

Answer these questions about South America. Use the first letters of each answer to name the 1982 Nobel prizewinner for literature (pictured). He was described after his death in 2014 as "the greatest Colombian who ever lived" by his country's president.
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Last updated: February 5, 2022
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G
the continent's only cricket-playing nation
Guyana
A
country named after the Latin word for silver
Argentina
B
this capital didn't exist before 1956
Brasília
R
2016 Olympic host city
Rio de Janeiro
I
Peruvian city (pop 470,000); the world's largest you cannot drive to
Iquitos
E
what Ecuador means in English
equator
L
is it a camel? a sheep? an alpaca is definitely one
llama
G
Paraguay's currency, also one of its official languages
guarani
A
_____ Falls, the world's highest, in Venezuela
Angel
R
Brazilian province, named after Marechal Rondon
Rondônia
C
Chile leads the world (⅓ of world production) in mining this mined ore
copper
Í
the girl from here looks straight ahead, not at me
Ipanema
A
the continent's highest peak
Aconcagua
M
_____ Picchu, lost city of the Incas
Machu
Á
desert region whose largest city, Arica, gets 1 inch of rain every 16 years
Atacama
R
Argentina's 3rd largest city, 3 hours drive from BA
Rosario
Q
Ecuador's second largest city
Quito
U
FIFA World Cup's first winner in 1930
Uruguay
E
__ Alto, the world's highest metropolis near La Paz
El
Z
Argentinian traditional dance, a near-homonym of samba
Zamba
 
 
 
Colombia's most famous novelist
Gabriel García Márquez
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Level 83
Nov 1, 2015
Sydney, Australia, is much larger than Iquitos, and I can't drive to it.
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Level 71
Nov 2, 2015
Maybe YOU can't drive to it, but I accept that challenge
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Level 75
Nov 2, 2015
That's a relief. If you turned out to be an Aussie I might not be able to talk with you any more. To get a more nuanced understanding of our relationship with Australians, please watch this.