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Chile’s court ratifies murder suspect’s extradition to France

Chile’s court ratifies murder suspect’s extradition to France

Last month, Chile agreed to extradite Zepeda, 29. Kurosaki was living on a university campus in Besancon, France on December 4, 2016 when she...

Mexican president bats away criticism of new power market rules

Mexican president bats away criticism of new power market rules

Before, only the interests of groups were looked after. And the interests of the people of Mexico were not looked after A major row...

Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis

Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis

Teich and Bolsonaro reportedly disagreed over using chloroquine to treat the new coronavirus. Bolsonaro touts the drug as a promising treatment The ministry announced...

Brazil lower house approves redirecting $1.5bn fund to coronavirus fight

Brazil lower house approves redirecting $1.5bn fund to coronavirus fight

The presidential decree, which requires full congressional approval to come into effect, now goes to the Senate. The decree had originally stated that the...

Brazil tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19

The nation saw 10,611 new cases and 730 fatalities, Brazil's second-highest daily death toll, after a record set on Friday (751 deaths). While Brazil's...

Venezuela says it foiled an incursion by ‘mercenaries’

Venezuela says it foiled an incursion by ‘mercenaries’

"Thanks to the opportune, effective action of our Bolivarian Armed Forces and special police action forces of the National Bolivarian Police, some were shot...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro withdraws name of family friend as top cop

Brazil’s Bolsonaro withdraws name of family friend as top cop

His decision to drop Alexandre Ramagem, who was director of the Brazilian intelligence agency Abin, was published in the government's official gazette. He took...

Brazil high court to probe demo attended by Bolsonaro

Brazil high court to probe demo attended by Bolsonaro

Some held up posters declaring "Military intervention with Bolsonaro." The anti-democratic slogans "are unconstitutional and are not to be confused with freedom of expression,"...

Brazil economy to shrink by 5pc this year, says World Bank

Brazil economy to shrink by 5pc this year, says World Bank

The outlook for a 5.0pc drop in gross domestic product this year puts The World Bank at the gloomier end of the forecast spectrum. ...

UN delivers 90 tons of COVID-19 aid to Venezuela

UN delivers 90 tons of COVID-19 aid to Venezuela

He added that he was very "concerned" about the situation in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The shipment includes 28,000 Personal Protective Equipment kits...

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