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Brazil coronavirus death toll above 25,000, more than 410,000 cases

Brazil coronavirus death toll above 25,000, more than 410,000 cases

The number of cases rose by 20,599, reaching 411,821 confirmed cases of infection by the novel coronavirus, according to the ministry. SAO PAULO: Brazil's death...

Top Brazil media end coverage of presidential doorstop

Top Brazil media end coverage of presidential doorstop

But the informal event has turned tense at times. Folha described a particularly tense environment Monday as the final straw. "The newspaper plans to...

Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Guaido party ‘terrorist organization’

Venezuela attorney general seeks to declare Guaido party ‘terrorist organization’

The pair have been charged with terrorism. US President Donald Trump has denied that his country was involved. CARACAS: Venezuela's attorney general on Monday asked...

Bolsonaro rocked by release of expletive-laced video

Bolsonaro rocked by release of expletive-laced video

The video came to light when Moro resigned two days after the meeting. In a damaging final press conference, the then-justice minister, a popular...

South America ‘a new epicentre’ of COVID-19: WHO

South America ‘a new epicentre’ of COVID-19: WHO

South America has become a new epicentre for the disease. We have seen many South American countries with increasing numbers of cases. GENEVA: South America...

Bolsonaro will ‘soon’ sign coronavirus aid deal but wants public pay freeze

Bolsonaro will ‘soon’ sign coronavirus aid deal but wants public pay freeze

The bill to distribute 60 billion reais ($10.72 billion) in federal money to states and municipalities was approved by Congress earlier this month. Bolsonaro...

Brazil prepares to vote land bill despite threat of environmental boycott

Brazil prepares to vote land bill despite threat of environmental boycott

Congressman Zé Silva, the author of the bill, and other congressional leaders told Reuters there was an agreement to take a vote on Wednesday. ...

Large contingent of Cuban doctors help Mexico with coronavirus

Large contingent of Cuban doctors help Mexico with coronavirus

The group of doctors and nurses was 500-strong, apparently larger than any of Cuba's other deployments to nearly two dozen countries to help with...

Argentina’s second city resumes lockdown after virus cases spike

Argentina’s second city resumes lockdown after virus cases spike

But authorities decided to return to the city's previous lockdown phase after reporting 55 new cases in the last three days. Argentina's number of...

Ecuador to close embassies, state firms over virus crisis

Ecuador to close embassies, state firms over virus crisis

Consulates in the Mexican town of Tapachula and Valencia in Venezuela will also be closed altogether. He said the TAME airline, which has lost...

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