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Venezuela subtracts six zeros from currency, second overhaul in three years

Venezuela on Friday launched its second monetary overhaul in three years by cutting six zeros from the bolivar currency in response to hyperinflation, simplifying...

‘We get by day to day’: Argentina’s high poverty rate dips as pandemic eases

Eduardo David Rodriguez takes bags of fruit and vegetables to sell at a fresh produce market in Buenos Aires twice a week to make...

Some 1,900 Colombian guerrillas operating from Venezuela, says Colombia military chief

About 1,900 fighters belonging to Colombian rebel and crime groups are operating from Venezuela, where they plan attacks and participate in drug trafficking, the...

Rebuffed by Bolsonaro, Brazil medical institute to sell vaccines abroad

Brazil's Butantan biomedical institute is in talks to sell a locally manufactured COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac to other countries in South America...

Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro's...

Chile to lift state of emergency as vaccines beat back COVID infections

Chilean authorities announced on Monday the end of a state of emergency in force since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of...

Fourth member of Brazil’s delegation to U.N. tests positive for COVID-19

Pedro Guimaraes, a member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation to the United Nations, has tested positive for COVID-19, the CEO of state lender...

Ecuador’s Lasso proposes economic reforms to reactivate economy

Ecuadorean president Guillermo Lasso on Friday proposed new labor regulations and a tax reform targeting some $700 million in new revenue as part of...

Brazil approaches 600,000 COVID deaths in second-deadliest outbreak

Brazil has had 24,611 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 648 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry...

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