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Rights group: Colombian police cause deaths of 20 protesters
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Rights group: Colombian police cause deaths of 20 protesters

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — An international monitoring group on Wednesday accused police officers in Colombia of responsibility for the deaths…
Latin America looks to space, despite limitations on ground
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Latin America looks to space, despite limitations on ground

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China’s increasingly ambitious space program.…
Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro seeks their support
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Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro seeks their support

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned Tuesday following President…
Daytime darkness: Total solar eclipse wows in Latin America
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Daytime darkness: Total solar eclipse wows in Latin America

CARAHUE, Chile (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the Chilean region of La Araucanía on Monday to witness a…
Venezuela’s Maduro claims sweep of boycotted election
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Venezuela’s Maduro claims sweep of boycotted election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s political alliance claimed a sweeping victory Monday in congressional elections boycotted by…
Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn
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Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Who is the president of Peru? That answer to that question early Monday was no one.…
Brazil reaches 150,000 deaths from COVID-19 milestone
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Brazil reaches 150,000 deaths from COVID-19 milestone

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is…
Latin America leads world in coronavirus cases, Reuters count shows
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Latin America leads world in coronavirus cases, Reuters count shows

ASUNCION/SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases in Latin America for the first time have surpassed the combined infections in the United…
‘They needed people’: Brazil volunteers step up to test COVID-19 vaccine
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‘They needed people’: Brazil volunteers step up to test COVID-19 vaccine

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Luiz Augusto Rizzo, 29, is no specialist in infectious diseases, but he is part of perhaps…
Global coronavirus deaths top half a million
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Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally,…
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