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Colombia union leader vows bigger antigovernment protests if demands not met

Colombia's antigovernment protests could grow in the second half of the year if neither the government nor Congress meet the economic and social demands...

Once-kidnapped Colombian politician wants more ‘heart’ from ex-rebels

A former Colombian presidential candidate once held for more than six years by the FARC rebels on Wednesday criticized former guerrillas who have asked...

Brazil sets single-day record for coronavirus cases

Brazil registered a single-day record of 115,228 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, as its...

Ecuador records 543 new cases, 9 daily deaths from COVID-19

Ecuador registered 543 new cases and nine more deaths from COVID-19 in the past day, bringing the number of total cases to 447,176 and...

Brazil medical firm Fleury hit by cyberattack

Brazilian medical lab company Fleury SA (FLRY3.SA) said in a securities filing that a cyberattack had resulted in a partial outage of its information...

As Venezuela’s economy regresses, crypto fills the gaps

Venezuelan food delivery driver Pablo Toro has no stake in cryptocurrency or blockchain, but indirectly uses digital tokens every time he sends money to...

Colombia’s COVID-19 deaths pass 100,000 in unrelenting third wave

Reported deaths from COVID-19 in Colombia passed 100,000 on Monday, the country's health ministry said, amid warnings of potential scarcity of treatment drugs and...

Chile says assembly to draft new constitution will start work July 4

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Sunday the assembly to draft a new constitution for the copper-producing country, replacing the one inherited from the...

Both sides in Peru’s contested election double down in weekend rallies

Supporters of socialist Pedro Castillo and conservative Keiko Fujimori took to the streets by the thousands in Peru on Saturday, as tensions rose over...

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