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Colombia protests over boundaries of Nicaragua nature reserve
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia protests over boundaries of Nicaragua nature reserve

AFP - February 17, 2021

Colombia on Tuesday lodged a protest at Nicaraguan plans to create a nature reserve that Bogotá said included parts of its Caribbean territorial waters. "Colombia rejects the…

Far from the Mediterranean: African migrants cross the Americas
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Far from the Mediterranean: African migrants cross the Americas

Juan Sebastian SERRANO / AFP - February 12, 2021

Ahmed Kabeer fled his homeland of Sudan where he was tortured and traveled thousands of miles to find himself in a new hell: the ominous jungle that…

Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants

AFP - February 11, 2021

Costa Rica and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Thursday an agreement that will provide health insurance to 10,000 refugees by the end of…

Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - February 9, 2021

Panama's health minister on Monday defended the deployment of more than 200 Cuban doctors to help the Central American country battle the coronavirus, despite criticism of the…

Deadly political attack in El Salvador a ‘setback’ for peace
Central America
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Central America
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Deadly political attack in El Salvador a ‘setback’ for peace

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - February 5, 2021

El Salvador, still raw from a civil war that ended three decades ago, united to preserve peace in its upcoming elections after a deadly attack during the…

Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 4, 2021

More than two-thirds of Costa Ricans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis are exhibiting symptoms of depression, says a study conducted by the…

Latin America and Caribbean top 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America and Caribbean top 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

AFP - February 3, 2021

More than 600,000 lives have been lost to Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean since the pandemic began, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday from…

Mexico says economy contracted 8.5% in 2020
Latin America
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Latin America
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Mexico says economy contracted 8.5% in 2020

Sofia Miselem / AFP - February 1, 2021

Mexico's pandemic-ravaged economy, the second largest in Latin America, shrank 8.5 percent in 2020, official data showed Friday, in what analysts said was the worst slump since…

Panama reopens land borders to tourists
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Latin America
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Panama reopens land borders to tourists

The Tico Times - January 30, 2021

The Panamanian government has announced the reopening of the country's land borders. "The National Immigration Service announces the reopening of land borders, for the entry and exit…

Herbs, ozone, an antiviral: Maduro’s ‘miraculous’ promises to face Covid-19
Latin America
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Latin America
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Herbs, ozone, an antiviral: Maduro’s ‘miraculous’ promises to face Covid-19

Esteban ROJAS / AFP - January 29, 2021

"Ten drops under the tongue every four hours and the miracle is done," said the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, presenting, amid the skepticism of the scientific…