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    Argentine prison riot over coronavirus ends with promise of talks

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:22pm on April 25, 2020

    A prison riot in Argentina over fears of the coronavirus spreading in the facility ended Friday after inmates agreed to hold talks with officials, local...

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    Brazil sacks health minister amid COVID-19 crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 12:51pm on April 17, 2020

    Brazil’s health minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said on Thursday that he had been sacked by president Jair Bolsonaro, after weeks of clashes between the two...

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    99-year-old WWII veteran beats coronavirus in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 12:17pm on April 15, 2020

    A 99-year-old World War II veteran in Brazil was released from hospital with military honors Tuesday after recovering from the coronavirus. Second Lieutenant Ermando Piveta,...

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    Police collect 800 bodies from Ecuador’s coronavirus epicentre

    Agence France-Presse . Guayaquil, Ecuador | Updated at 12:50am on April 14, 2020

    Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, after the disease...

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    Cuba hits out at ‘cruel’ US sanctions during virus pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 10:17pm on April 11, 2020

    Cuba hit out at the United States on Friday over its nearly 60-year-old embargo against the island nation, which Havana described as ‘even more cruel’...

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    Ecuador VP apologises after virus corpses left on streets

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:14pm on April 06, 2020

    Ecuador’s vice-president Otto Sonnenholzner has apologized after scores of bodies were left on the streets of Guayaquil as the coronavirus ravages the horror-struck port city...

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    Ecuador’s Guayaquil faces shortage of coffin amid COVID-19 crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 01:02pm on April 06, 2020

    Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes,...

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    At least 19 killed in Mexico clash

    Agence France-Presse . Ciudad Juarez | Updated at 12:23pm on April 05, 2020

    A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday. At least five armed...

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    Ecuador gathers scores of bodies

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 11:33pm on April 03, 2020

    Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the country’s most populous city Guayaquil amid warnings that...

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    Brazil court orders govt to stop advising against virus isolation

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo, Brazil | Updated at 09:48pm on March 29, 2020

    A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. On...