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    Brazil archbishop investigated for sex abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:43am on January 05, 2021

    Police in Brazil said on Monday they were investigating the archbishop of the city of Belem for alleged sexual abuse against underage seminary students. Confirmation...

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    Brazil welcomes 2021 with nearly empty Copacabana beach

    Agence France-Presse.Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:57am on January 01, 2021

    Brazil rang in the New Year with Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach nearly empty -- the usual swarms of revellers kept away by police...

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    Argentina approves AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 11:57am on December 31, 2020

    Argentina has followed Britain to become only the second country to authorise the coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University, the government...

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    Argentina’s Catholics, evangelicals unite against abortion bill

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:40am on December 27, 2020

    At the entrance to Argentina’s Congress is a plaque reminding legislators that Our Lady of Lujan is the patron saint of the country’s political parties...

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    LatAm begins vaccination as Europe fears new strain

    Agence France-Presse . Montevideo | Updated at 10:57am on December 25, 2020

    Three Latin American countries launched mass immunisation programs on Thursday as fears grew in Europe over a variant coronavirus strain that is believed to be...

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    Argentina first Latin country to approve Russian vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. Buenos Aires | Updated at 09:22am on December 24, 2020

    Argentina's health ministry said Wednesday it has given the controversial Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine ‘emergency’ authorization, making the country the first in Latin America...

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    Rio mayor arrested in corruption probe

    Agence France-Presse .Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:40am on December 23, 2020

    Rio de Janeiro mayor Marcelo Crivella was arrested on Tuesday and ordered held in custody as part of a corruption investigation just nine days before...

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    At least 14 people killed in Trinidad-bound migrant shipwreck

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 11:44am on December 14, 2020

    The Venezuelan government said on Sunday that it had found 14 bodies after a ship carrying migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked en...

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    Eight countries denounce North Korea HR record

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:18pm on December 12, 2020

    Eight countries, including the United States, on Friday denounced North Korea’s human rights record after a closed-doors videoconference at the UN Security Council organised by...

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    Maduro eyes victory in Venezuela polls

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 10:33pm on December 06, 2020

    Venezuelans vote Sunday in legislative elections set to tighten president Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power and further weaken his US-backed opposition rival Juan Guaido, who...