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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...

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    Mexican president says will get Russian vaccine if effective

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 10:46pm on August 18, 2020

    Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that he would be among the first to receive a Russian coronavirus vaccine if it is shown...

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    Bolsonaro’s popularity surges despite pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:37pm on August 15, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro received the best approval rating of his term Friday, boosted by his popularity among recipients of coronavirus stimulus payments despite the...

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    Amazon fires a lie says Bolsonaro

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:57pm on August 12, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a ‘lie’ that fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, despite data from his own government showing the...

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    Deaths in Latin America hit global high

    Agence France-Presse . Montevideo | Updated at 12:16am on August 09, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 721,902 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    Brazil first lady tests positive for coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse. Brasília | Updated at 11:40am on July 31, 2020

    Brazil's first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for the new coronavirus Thursday, the government said, after her husband spent two weeks in quarantine with it....

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