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    First coronavirus death in Latin America reported in Argentina

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Buenos Aires | Updated at 02:47pm on March 08, 2020

    A 64-year-old man infected with COVID-19 died in Argentina on Saturday, becoming the first death related to the virus in South America, the Argentine health...

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    Ex-UN chief Javier passes away at 100

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 03:30pm on March 05, 2020

    Former United Nations chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador, died...

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    At least 18 killed, 30 missing in Amazon boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 02:58pm on March 03, 2020

    At least 18 people were killed when a riverboat sank in the Amazon rainforest region, Brazilian authorities said on Monday, as survivors described fleeing the...

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    Rio carnival gets political in Brazil

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:31am on February 24, 2020

    Rio de Janeiro kicks off its annual carnival parades Sunday, the first of two nights of glittering, over-the-top spectacle set to pack a heavy dose...

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    Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20°C

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 01:13am on February 15, 2020

    Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time...

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    Guaido returns home, fighting erupts

    Agence-France-Presse .  Venezuela | Updated at 10:47pm on February 12, 2020

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep...

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    US slaps sanctions on Venezuela state airline

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:32pm on February 08, 2020

    The United States on Friday criminalized transactions with Venezuelan flag carrier Conviasa, saying it wanted to pressure president Nicolas Maduro to cede power. Under the...

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    Compared with previous year Amazon deforestation doubled in Jan

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 02:16pm on February 08, 2020

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday...

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    Guaido calls for a great mobilisation

    Agence-France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:27am on February 03, 2020

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido promised ‘a great mobilisation in Caracas’ when he returns to the country after a two-week international tour, drumming up support...

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    Fourth death as protests grow in Chile

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 11:04pm on February 01, 2020

    A man died of carbon monoxide poisoning after a supermarket was torched in Chile’s capital Friday, and another succumbed to injuries sustained in clashes with...