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Brazil health ministry website hit by hackers, vaccination data targeted

Brazil's health ministry said its website was hit on Friday by a hacker attack that took several systems down, including one with information about...

How Bolas were used by Indigenous tribes in Chile

Historically, the genocide against the indigenous tribes in Chile has been well documented. The Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire led to 7,700,000 indigenous...

Peru softens stance on mining permits that rattled sector

Peru's government said on Wednesday that mining companies could seek permission to extend operations, a notable shift in stance after officials had appeared to...

Venezuela’s ruling party wins 20 governorships – electoral authority

Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) awarded victory to the ruling Socialist party in 20 governorships and three to opposition politicians in an initial announcement...

Chile moves towards right with hard-right former congressman Jose Antonio Kast on top in the first-round vote

Chile is headed for a polarized presidential election runoff next month after hard-right former congressman Jose Antonio Kast finished on top in the first-round...

Peru’s central bank joins global push to develop a digital currency

Peru is joining the global push to develop a central bank digital currency (CBDC), central bank President Julio Velarde said on Tuesday, as policymakers...

Brazil lower house approves constitutional amendment allowing Bolsonaro to spend more

Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would allow far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to spend an additional 92 billion...

Brazil country singer Marilia Mendonca killed in small airplane crash

Brazilian country singer Marilia Mendonca was killed on Friday along with her manager and aide when the small airplane they were traveling in crashed...

Peru’s Antamina to start formal talks with protesters to find ‘common ground’

The head of Antamina, Peru's largest copper producer, looked to defuse tensions with rural community protesters on Friday, addressing residents in a local meeting...

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