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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...

Brazil renews protection of little-seen Amazon tribe for six months

The only two known male members of the Piripkura tribe in Brazil live in isolation on ancestral lands the size of Luxembourg in the...

Argentina cabinet rebellion flares as VP slams fiscal failures

Argentina's center-left President Alberto Fernandez was battling a spreading cabinet rebellion on Thursday, which was sharpened by criticism from his powerful Vice President Cristina...

Brazil’s electoral court to probe Bolsonaro rallies

Brazil's federal electoral court (TSE) is set to probe the funding of last week's rallies in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as...

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