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    Brazil to approve Chinese COVID-19 vaccine despite political row

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Updated at 12:20pm on October 21, 2020

    Brazil’s health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 to its national immunisation program, despite a political and diplomatic...

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    Attacks on medical teams surge in Colombia

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:39pm on October 20, 2020

    Attacks on Colombian medical teams have surged to the worst rate in two decades, most of whom work on the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said...

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    Brazilian senator caught hiding money ‘between buttocks’

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:31pm on October 16, 2020

    A Brazilian senator allied to far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money in his underwear during a police investigation into the diversion of public...

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    Argentina first country to approve genetically modified wheat

    Agence France-Presse .Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:47am on October 09, 2020

    Argentina has become the first country to approve the growth and consumption of genetically modified wheat, the country’s agriculture ministry announced on Thursday. The ministry’s...

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    EU keeps up pressure on Venezuela to delay election

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:20pm on October 01, 2020

    The European Union on Wednesday again urged Venezuela to delay a December 6 parliamentary poll, saying that conditions now in place ‘do not allow for...

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    Over 2,000 killed this year in Venezuela security ops: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:46pm on September 25, 2020

    More than 2,000 people have been killed this year in security operations in Venezuela’s poorer neighbourhoods, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday. The...

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    Rio carnival postponed first time in 108yrs

    Agence France-Presse. Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:51pm on September 25, 2020

    Rio de Janeiro's world-famous carnival parades became the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday as officials announced they were indefinitely postponing the February 2021...

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    Brazil environment funding flip-flop triggers alarm

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 11:43pm on August 29, 2020

    Brazil’s environment ministry triggered an outcry Friday by announcing it was halting all operations against wildfires and Amazon deforestation because of budget cuts, before reversing...

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    Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in mouth

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife’s links to an alleged...

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    Scientists discover 30 new species in Galapagos depths

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:50pm on August 18, 2020

    An international team of marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep water surrounding the Galapagos, the Ecuadoran archipelago’s national park authorities...