The 21st Century in the Americas

Can you guess those events that have happened during the 21st century in the Americas (excluding the USA)?
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Last updated: August 6, 2019
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Year
What has happened?
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2001
This singer is killed in an airplane crash in the Bahamas
Aaliyah
2002
This footballer makes Brazil world champion
Ronaldo
2003
The last model of this VW cult car rolls off its production line in Puebla, Mexico
Volkswagen Beetle
2004
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is overthrown in this country
Haiti
2005
This deadly hurricane devastates Guatemala and Mexico
Hurricane Stan
2006
This (still ongoing) war becomes omnipresent in Mexican everyday life
Mexican War on
Drugs
2007
A runway overshoot incident happens in this city, killing 199 people
São Paulo
2008
This revolutionary resigns as President of Cuba
Fidel Castro
2009
This Danish island gains self-rule
Greenland
2010
This disease kills thousands following the Haitian earthquake
Cholera
2011
This woman becomes the first female leader of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff
2012
This animal, named Lonesome George, dies aged 102 on the Galápagos
Giant tortoise
2013
This socialist president of Venezuela dies
Hugo Chávez
2014
Brazil is humiliated by the Germans at their home World Cup. What was the result?
7-1
2015
The United States restores diplomatic relations with this nation
Cuba
2016
Mexican authorities finally capture this drug lord
Joaquín "El Chapo"
Guzmán
2017
The ARA San Juan incident is a big issue in Argentina. What is ARA San Juan?
a submarine
2018
Access to this Peruvian landmark becomes restricted in order to avoid mass tourism
Machu Picchu
2019
This country is affected by a presidential crisis after a disputed election
Venezuela
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