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    COVID-19 claims 1,000 a day in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 11:41am on May 29, 2020

    Brazil registered a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 dead in a 24 hour period, according to official figures out on Thursday....

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    Brazil tops 25,000 COVID-19 deaths

    Agence France-Presse. Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 09:50am on May 28, 2020

    Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday, as the country emerged as the latest epicentre in the pandemic. The health ministry said it...

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    Trump to withdraw US from open skies treaty

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:12pm on May 22, 2020

    Russia will observe the Open Skies treaty as long as it is in force, a Russian deputy foreign minister said Friday after president Donald Trump...

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    Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 09:59am on May 16, 2020

    Brazilian health minister Nelson Teich resigned Friday after less than a month on the job over what an official said was ‘incompatibility’ with president Jair...

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    Amazon could be next virus hot zone: scientist

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 10:02pm on May 14, 2020

    The next pandemic could come from the Amazon rainforest, warns Brazilian ecologist David Lapola, who says human encroachment on animals’ habitats — a likely culprit...

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    2,800 prisoners sent to house arrest in Nicaragua

    Agence France-Presse . Managua | Updated at 04:49pm on May 14, 2020

    Nicaragua released more than 2,800 prisoners to house arrest on Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates said there were no...

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    With attention on virus, Amazon deforestation surges

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:19pm on May 09, 2020

    It has not gotten much attention with the world focused on coronavirus, but deforestation has surged in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of...

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    47 killed, 75 wounded in Venezuela prison riot

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 10:51am on May 03, 2020

    A prison riot has left at least 47 dead and 75 wounded in western Venezuela, a country where NGOs and inmates’ families regularly denounce unsanitary...

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    17 dead in Venezuela prison riot

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:02am on May 03, 2020

    At least 17 inmates were killed Friday in a Venezuelan prison riot, military authorities said. Detainees at Guanare city’s Los Llanos prison staged ‘a disturbance...

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    Back from COVID dead in Ecuador, after hospital mixup

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:42pm on April 26, 2020

    An Ecuadoran woman who was pronounced dead of COVID-19 suddenly woke up in the hospital, to the delight and relief of relatives who had identified...