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Nine Reasons to Visit South America Right Now

(Photo: Cable Car, Rio de Janeiro via Anthony Correia/

There are all kinds of reasons to visit South America. The pre-Colombian history. The Latin and indigenous cultures. The jungles and rivers and snowcapped peaks. But if you’ve never been south, or if you’re on the fence about when to go again, here are nine timely reasons why right now is the perfect moment to see South America.

Note: This story has been updated for 2014.

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