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Brazil’s Sao Paulo likely to start COVID-19 immunization in December

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – The governor of Brazil’s São Paulo state, João Doria, said yesterday the state is likely to start to immunize its...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames indigenous people for Amazon fires in U.N speech

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nations yesterday that indigenous people in the Amazon were to blame for fires in...

After months of heartache, signs of COVID-19 easing in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll appears to be easing for the first time since May, data shows, a sign...

Venezuelan oil official flees to U.S. with intel on Maduro’s inner circle

(Bloomberg) –A former Venezuelan oil official fled the country and is talking to U.S. authorities about aiding their investigation of a high-level corruption scheme...

Colombia coronavirus cases pass 600,000, deaths close to 19,400

BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases in Colombia surpassed 600,000 yesterday as deaths from the virus approach 19,400, ahead of the end to more...

Brazil reports 566 coronavirus deaths yesterday

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil registered 566 additional coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours and 16,158 new cases, the Health Ministry...

Brazil registers 50,032 new cases of coronavirus, 892 deaths in 24 hours

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil reported 50,032 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 892 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in...

Brazil coronavirus cases tops 3.5 million, fatalities exceed 112,000: health ministry

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 45,323 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,204 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the...

Brazil greenlights human trials for J&J’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil approved yesterday human clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, the fourth candidate to...

Brazil registers 620 new deaths and 23,101 new cases of coronavirus

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil yesterday registered 620 new deaths and 23,101 new cases of coronavirus, the health ministry said. In total, Brazil now has...

Venezuelans breaking coronavirus rules punished under the sun

CARACAS (Reuters) – Security forces are punishing some Venezuelans who violate anti-coronavirus measures with physical exercise, sitting under the sun and even beating, witnesses...

Brazilian state agrees to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A Brazilian technology institute said yesterday it expects to produce a controversial coronavirus Russian vaccine by the second...

Venezuela court jails two U.S. ex-soldiers for 20 years after failed incursion

CARACAS, (Reuters) – A Venezuelan court sentenced two former U.S. soldiers to 20 years in prison for their role in a failed incursion aimed...
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