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    2,000 Venezuelan refugees killed in Colombia in 5 years: NGO

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 12:35pm on June 24, 2021

    At least 1,933 Venezuelan migrants were killed in Colombia between 2015 and 2020, and another 836 are ‘considered missing,’ a Colombian NGO said on Wednesday...

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    Brazil confirms arrival of third wave of Covid-19 pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 10:48am on June 24, 2021

    Brazil set a new record for Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, with 115,228 new cases identified within 24 hours, the health ministry said, confirming the arrival...

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    El Salvador orders probe into people disappeared in civil war

    Agence France-Presse . San Salvador | Updated at 02:27pm on June 22, 2021

    El Salvador’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the attorney general’s office to investigate the forced disappearance of three people during the 12-year civil war from...

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    Mexico border city in fear after 18 killed in violence

    Associated Press/ UNB . Ciudad Victoria | Updated at 12:15pm on June 21, 2021

    Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and...

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    Brazil death toll hits 5 lakh, China gives 1b Covid jabs

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:25am on June 20, 2021

    China on Sunday announced it had administered its one-billionth shot in the world’s biggest coronavirus inoculation drive as Brazil’s death toll from the pandemic passed...

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    27 miners killed in Peru bus accident: company

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 05:46pm on June 19, 2021

    A bus carrying miners plunged into a ravine on a mountain road on Friday in southern Peru, killing at least 27, their employer said...

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    Ex-mayor jailed for 8 years over Mexican journalist's murder

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City, Mexico | Updated at 07:14pm on June 17, 2021

    A former mayor in northern Mexico has been condemned to eight years in prison for his involvement in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach,...

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    Gasping for oxygen in Bolivian city battling Covid

    Agence France-Presse. Cochabamba, Bolivia | Updated at 07:51am on June 15, 2021

    The alarm in the Bolivian hospital pierced through the din of beeping life support machines and hissing ventilators -- a patient lay unconscious, oblivious to...

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    Bolsonaro fined for maskless motorcyle rally

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 10:55pm on June 13, 2021

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was fined $100 Saturday for violating Covid-19 containment measures in Sao Paulo state by failing to wear a face mask and...

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    2 dead, 10 missing as Cuban migrant vessel sinks off Florida

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 05:45pm on May 29, 2021

    The US Coast Guard was searching on Friday for 10 people missing off Florida after a migrant vessel with 20 Cubans capsized...