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British Royal Navy ships deployed in Honduras to assist disaster relief efforts after tropical storm

According to information published on November 13, 2020, the British Royal Navy is responding to a request to assist disaster relief efforts in Honduras...

Manuel Merino resigns as Peru’s president under people’s pressure

President of Peru, Manuel Merino, announced this Sunday his resignation, after the Congress asked him to resign immediately in view of the growing...

Mexico’s coronavirus death tally nears 85,000, including 1,744 health workers

MONTERREY, Mexico, (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry yesterday reported 4,056 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 478 additional fatalities, bringing the total...

Coronavirus cases in Colombia pass 900,000

BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases in Colombia topped 900,000 yesterday, as deaths from COVID-19 closed in on 27,700, the Ministry of Health said. The Andean...

Brazil hits 5 million COVID-19 cases, epidemiologist fears second wave

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil passed the mark of 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday as it approached 150,000 deaths in the second most...

‘No isolation, few tests’: Argentina has world’s highest COVID-19 positive rate

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentina has the world’s highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, according to Oxford-linked tracker Our World In Data, with nearly...

Venezuela is the first Latin American country to receive Russia’s Covid Vaccine

Caracas, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) With the arrival on Friday of the first batch of the Sputnik V Russian Covid-19 vaccine, Venezuela becomes the...

Brazil registers 708 coronavirus deaths on Friday

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil registered 708 additional coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours and 33,431 new cases, the nation’s health...

Brazil again sees over 1,000 daily COVID-19 deaths

Brazil again exceeded 1,000 daily deaths caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after registering 1,031 fatalities from the disease in the past 24 hours,...

New round of protests shakes Venezuela as public services fail

CARACAS, (Reuters) – A new round of protests has started to sweep across Venezuela as discontent intensifies in the country’s near-abandoned interior due to...

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