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Argentina lays out key economic road map amid debt talks

Argentina’s government laid out its most in-depth economic road map on Friday, a key step in debt talks after creditors clamored for more detailed information about the...

Winter is coming: cooling weather in Brazil could fan coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is landing in Brazil as the hot summer days in the southern hemisphere draw to a close and winter approaches, potentially worsening the spread...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro strives to regain leadership

After questioning the seriousness of COVID-19, defying his own health ministry’s recommendations and denouncing a “certain hysteria,” Brazil’s president is now projecting himself as leading the nation’s...

IMF rejects crisis-hit Venezuela’s request for $5 Billion aid

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday rejected economically devastated Venezuela's request for a $5 billion loan to help it cope with the onslaught of coronavirus on the...

Brazil closes border to Venezuelans as outbreak worsens

Brazil on Wednesday closed its border to Venezuelans for an initial 15 days, citing strains on the public health system from a worsening global coronavirus outbreak and...

Rio’s Christ statue closes and state of emergency declared in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which appears to balance improbably atop Corcovado mountain, has withstood the worst of what the elements could muster for nearly...

Economic Breakdown felt in gas lines in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro’s government on Monday banned gasoline sales in two states as part of a broader lock-down to stem panic buying by Venezuelans accustomed to hoarding basic...

Brazil’s biggest favela seeks foreigner ban

Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, nations have begun imposing travel restrictions and closing their borders to contain the pandemic’s spread. The latest attempt to impose...

Brazilian team threaten strike after masked protest

The coach of Brazilian club Gremio threatened to strike on Sunday after he and his players took to the field wearing masks to protest having to play...

Venezuela orders ‘social quarantine’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday ordered businesses to close and citizens to remain in their homes in a “social quarantine” affecting six states and the capital,...

Brazil’s audit court suspends extra spending

Brazil’s federal audit court suspended late on Friday an increase of 20 billion reais ($4.1 billion) to social assistance for elderly and disabled people, newspaper O Globo...

Colombia to turn away visitors who have stayed in Asia, Europe in last two...

Colombia will close its borders with Venezuela and stop visitors who have been in Europe or Asia from entering the country, President Ivan Duque said late on...

Venezuela, already in crisis, reports 1st coronavirus cases

Venezuela confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus Friday, deepening anxiety in a crisis-stricken nation where many hospitals lack basics such as water and soap and...

Brazil isolates cruise ship in Northeastern port after suspected coronavirus case

A cruise ship with 609 people on board has been isolated in Brazil’s northeastern port of Recife since Thursday morning after a passenger showed symptoms similar to...

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