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The 4 biggest controversies in the history of the Copa América

In a region as unstable as Latin America, not even the Copa América is spared controversy. These have been the four biggest in history.

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Here we show you 4 times that there was huge controversy around the Copa América. Photo: LatinAmerican Post

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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The Copa América is the most important men's soccer tournament in South America. Organized by Conmebol, it has been held since 1916. It is a great honor for a South American country to host this event because, in addition to the soccer spectacle it represents, it also moves large amounts of money in terms of tourism.

However, with so many editions, it is impossible for all of them to have gone smoothly. In recent months, for example, Colombia, Argentina, and some groups in Brazil have been ruled out as host cities for the Cup, as it has been argued that it serves as a “smokescreen” for the social and health crises that these countries face. But not all Copa América crises have been caused by such an apocalyptic event. Here we show you 4 times that there was huge controversy around the Copa América.