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Brazil indigenous chief Aritana hospitalized with COVID-19 after arduous journey

GOIANIA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil’s most influential indigenous leaders, arrived at a hospital in the central city of Goiânia...

Brazil asked to take measures to protect indigenous peoples from COVID-19

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A commission linked to the Organization of American States (OAS) yesterday asked Brazil’s government to take steps to protect the...

Seven Panama youths killed in brutal attack near lake

PANAMA CITY, (Reuters) – Panamanian authorities on Saturday were investigating the murder of seven young people near a lake about 80 km (50 miles)...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says coronavirus restrictions kill economy

SAO PAULO,  (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday that lockdown measures used to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus “kill” and...

Argentina confirms highest daily coronavirus case load after easing restrictions

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentina’s government announced yesterday it will gradually loosen a lockdown that has lasted nearly four months in and around...

Brazil coronavirus cases reach 2 million, doubling in less than a month

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil yesterday passed the 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases mark, with little sign that the rate of increase is...

Latin American coronavirus deaths overtake North American fatalities

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Latin America has exceeded the figure for North America for the first...

Mexico surpasses Italy to post world’s fourth-highest coronavirus death toll

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 yesterday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for...

Brazil sees over 1,000 new COVID-19 deaths in one day now 71,492

RIO DE JANEIRO,  (Reuters) – Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hotspot after the United States, recorded 1,071 new deaths from the outbreak yesterday, with...

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

(CNN)- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus. Bolsonaro himself announced the result, speaking on Brazilian TV channels...
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