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    Police collect 800 bodies from Ecuador’s coronavirus epicentre

    Agence France-Presse . Guayaquil, Ecuador | Updated at 12:50am on April 14, 2020

    Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, after the disease...

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    Cuba hits out at ‘cruel’ US sanctions during virus pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 10:17pm on April 11, 2020

    Cuba hit out at the United States on Friday over its nearly 60-year-old embargo against the island nation, which Havana described as ‘even more cruel’...

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    Ecuador VP apologises after virus corpses left on streets

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:14pm on April 06, 2020

    Ecuador’s vice-president Otto Sonnenholzner has apologized after scores of bodies were left on the streets of Guayaquil as the coronavirus ravages the horror-struck port city...

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    Ecuador’s Guayaquil faces shortage of coffin amid COVID-19 crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 01:02pm on April 06, 2020

    Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes,...

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    At least 19 killed in Mexico clash

    Agence France-Presse . Ciudad Juarez | Updated at 12:23pm on April 05, 2020

    A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday. At least five armed...

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    Ecuador gathers scores of bodies

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 11:33pm on April 03, 2020

    Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the country’s most populous city Guayaquil amid warnings that...

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    Brazil court orders govt to stop advising against virus isolation

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo, Brazil | Updated at 09:48pm on March 29, 2020

    A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. On...

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    US indicts Maduro for narco-terrorism

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:15pm on March 27, 2020

    The United States indicted Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and several top aides on Thursday for ‘narco-terrorism’ and offered a $15 million reward for information leading...

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    Bolivia announces total quarantine to combat virus

    Agence-France-Presse . Bolivia | Updated at 09:39pm on March 22, 2020

    Bolivia’s government on Saturday announced a complete quarantine to come into effect from Sunday in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus....

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    Violence as Chile marks Pinera’s 2 years in power

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

    Students clashed with riot police in Chile’s capital Santiago during protests that marked the second anniversary of conservative president Sebastian Pinera taking office on Wednesday...