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Argentina announces ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown as pandemic rages
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Argentina announces ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown as pandemic rages

Argentina will tighten pandemic lockdown measures to combat a severe second COVID-19 wave, President Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday, underscoring…
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…
Ecuador’s Sangay volcano erupts, spews ash 8 kilometers
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Ecuador’s Sangay volcano erupts, spews ash 8 kilometers

Ecuador’s Sangay volcano erupted on Thursday, spewing clouds of ash as high as 8,500 meters (about 28, 890 feet) into…
Brazil: Relaxed gun laws could lead to more violence
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Brazil: Relaxed gun laws could lead to more violence

Jair Bolsonaro pledged to relax Brazil’s gun laws in his election campaign. The idea was that citizens could fight the rampant crime…
COVID: Brazil faces oxygen shortage as new variant spreads
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COVID: Brazil faces oxygen shortage as new variant spreads

Amazonas state in northern Brazil has admitted it is running short of oxygen to help those hospitalized with COVID-19 to breathe…
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…
Pandemic pushes Peru’s vital peasant farmers to the brink
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Pandemic pushes Peru’s vital peasant farmers to the brink

PISAC, Peru (AP) — Under a punishing Andean sun, Nazario Quispe digs his plow into the soil where he is…
Peru’s youth has taken down a president. Now they want more
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Peru’s youth has taken down a president. Now they want more

LIMA (Reuters) – Grace Yarango is only 18 and she’s already helped take down a president. Now she – and…
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.…
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