Latin America

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    Brazil’s president Bolsonaro tests COVID-19 positive

    Associated Press/UNB. Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 10:37am on July 08, 2020

    Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face, had tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying...

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    Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:34pm on July 02, 2020

    Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 per cent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in...

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    14 abandoned bodies found in Northern Mexico

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 01:01pm on June 27, 2020

    Authorities in Mexico found 14 bodies dumped on the side of a road in northern Zacatecas state, where notorious criminal gangs operate, the regional government...

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    Worldwide COVID-19 cases reach 9.7 million

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:48pm on June 27, 2020

    The confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 9,776,963 million globally with 493,609 deaths as of Saturday morning...

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    220 cops dead from COVID-19 in Peru, 15,000 infected

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 11:24pm on June 24, 2020

    At least 223 police officers in Peru have died after contracting the coronavirus while enforcing one of South America’s longest lockdowns, the interior ministry announced...

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    Latin America cases pass 2m

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:46am on June 22, 2020

    Spain reopened its borders with France on Sunday, getting rid of one of the most potent symbols of Europe’s battle against the coronavirus, as infections...

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    Worldwide COVID-19 death toll now reaches 463,999

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:07am on June 21, 2020

    The confirmed coronavirus cases reached 8,768,285, globally, with over 463,999 fatalities, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University on Sunday...

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    Worldwide COVID-19 death toll reaches 459,437

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:17pm on June 20, 2020

    The confirmed coronavirus cases have exceeded 8.6 million globally, with over 459,437 fatalities and more than 4.2 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from...

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    Coronavirus leaves more Americans dead than WWI

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:07am on June 18, 2020

    With 740 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the United States has seen more people die from the pandemic than died in World War I,...

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    Honduras president tests positive for COVID-19

    UNB/Xinhua. Tegucigalpa | Updated at 02:03pm on June 17, 2020

    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Ana Garcia both tested positive for the novel coronavirus. ‘Today I was...

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