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Argentine health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti on Friday said she had tested positive for COVID-19 and entered quarantine. "I want to tell you that I did...

Brazil’s capital goes into lockdown to quell COVID-19 surge

The governor of Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, decreed a 24-hour lockdown for all but essential services on Friday to curb a worsening COVID-19 outbreak...

Brazil President Bolsonaro says state firms must fulfill a social function

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the country’s state-controlled companies should fulfill a social function and any different understanding by their chief...

Chile Expects ‘Herd Immunity’ Against Covid-19 By Midyear: Health Minister says

Chile expects to have 80 percent of its population vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease by midyear, achieving so-called “herd immunity,” Health Minister Enrique...

Ecuador raises death toll from prison riots to 102; police chief warns of new riot

Ecuador on Wednesday raised the death toll from riots in four jails to 102, including 18 prisoners who were found dismembered at one site,...

UN urges Colombia to fulfill peace deal, stem violence

Colombia’s government must improve its protection of human rights activists and civilians, be more present in remote, poor areas, and fully implement a peace...

80 dead in Ecuador jail riots

At least 80 prisoners died on Tuesday during violent riots in three Ecuadorian prisons due to clashes between rival gangs, Director of the Comprehensive...

Brazil to start producing Covid vaccine in first half of 2021

Brazil will begin to produce a Covid-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021, a state-run biological sciences institution has said. With a technology transfer...

Brazil applies new restrictions as COVID-19 deaths surpass 247,000

The Brazilian states of Sao Paulo and Bahia on Monday decided to strengthen mobility restrictions on residents to reduce COVID-19 infection rates and the...

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British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he would not try to fix the public finances overnight, days before he announces a budget plan that...

Unicef hails release of abducted hostages in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has welcomed the release of abducted hostages from a boarding school in north-central Nigeria. "I am relieved to receive...

Brazil registers over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths for fifth straight day

Brazil registered 1,386 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday and 61,602 additional cases, according to data released by the nation’s Health Ministry. The South American country has...

Dozens detained at Kazakh opposition rallies

Police in Kazakhstan detained dozens of opposition supporters on Sunday who took to the streets of major cities denouncing what they called political repression...