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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...

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    5m have fled Venezuela as abuses continue: UN

    Agence-France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:43pm on March 11, 2020

    Some 4.9 million people have left Venezuela, wracked by years of economic and political crisis, the UN rights chief said Tuesday, decrying ongoing attacks on...

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    One dies of Covid-19 in Panama, Turkey confirms first case

    Agence France-Presse .Panama City / Istanbul | Updated at 05:41pm on March 11, 2020

    Panama reported their first Covid-19 death on Tuesday while Turkey identified its first coronavirus infected patient on Wednesday...

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    Brazil landslides death toll hits 44

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Sao Paulo | Updated at 04:15pm on March 11, 2020

    The death toll from the devastating landslides that occurred one week ago in southeast Brazil’s Sao Paulo state has reached 44, local authorities said Tuesday...

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    First coronavirus death in Latin America reported in Argentina

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Buenos Aires | Updated at 02:47pm on March 08, 2020

    A 64-year-old man infected with COVID-19 died in Argentina on Saturday, becoming the first death related to the virus in South America, the Argentine health...

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    Ex-UN chief Javier passes away at 100

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 03:30pm on March 05, 2020

    Former United Nations chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador, died...

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    At least 18 killed, 30 missing in Amazon boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 02:58pm on March 03, 2020

    At least 18 people were killed when a riverboat sank in the Amazon rainforest region, Brazilian authorities said on Monday, as survivors described fleeing the...

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    Rio carnival gets political in Brazil

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:31am on February 24, 2020

    Rio de Janeiro kicks off its annual carnival parades Sunday, the first of two nights of glittering, over-the-top spectacle set to pack a heavy dose...

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    Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20°C

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 01:13am on February 15, 2020

    Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time...