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Coronavirus surges in Latin America as deaths surpass 100,000

Latin America's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 100,000 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, with few signs of the outbreak easing...

Colombia extends coronavirus lockdown measures until July 15

Colombia's lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus will continue until July 15, President Ivan Duque said in a nightly broadcast on Tuesday. The Andean...

Brazil court probes ex-minister’s trip to Miami, skirting quarantine

Brazil's federal audit court is investigating whether a former education minister was on official business when he traveled to the United States a day...

Descendants of slaves in Brazil count their dead from COVID-19

Raimundo Magno Nascimento lost two cousins to the coronavirus and another is sick, but he cannot stop to mourn because he is the only...

Exclusive: Petrobras to receive offers for Bahia refinery on Thursday, sources say

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is set to receive binding offers for the country's second-largest refinery on Thursday, five people with knowledge of the matter...

U.S. sanctions five Iranian ship captains for bringing oil to Venezuela: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the Trump administration was imposing sanctions on five Iranian ship captains who had delivered...

Brazil economy could fall 7%, deficit top 11% of GDP, Treasury secretary says

Brazil's economic growth and fiscal outlook this year are shaping up to be worse than official government forecasts, making a return to austerity and...

Cielo shares plunge after Brazil suspends WhatsApp deal

Shares in Brazilian payments company Cielo SA plunged almost 10% on Wednesday, a day after the nation's central bank and anti-trust regulator effectively blocked...

World Bank staff object to Brazilian nominee over racial comments

The association representing staff at the World Bank on Wednesday asked that Brazil's nomination of Abraham Weintraub to be executive director be reviewed over...

Peru threatens temporary takeover of private clinics over coronavirus fees

Peru's President Martín Vizcarra threatened on Wednesday to temporarily take over the country's private healthcare clinics if they failed to strike a deal with...

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