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EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries
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Latin America
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EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries

Chantal Valery and AFP bureaus - July 1, 2020

The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where coronavirus deaths are spiking once again, six months…

Latin America, Caribbean may see virus deaths quadruple, PAHO says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America, Caribbean may see virus deaths quadruple, PAHO says

Julia BENNAROUS and AFP - July 1, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization warned Tuesday the coronavirus death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean could top 400,000 by October without stricter public health measures.…

The US exceeds 2.5 million cases as the pandemic worsens in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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The US exceeds 2.5 million cases as the pandemic worsens in Latin America

Julia BENNAROUS and AFP - June 29, 2020

The United States surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases Saturday, and it continues to worsen in Latin America as a second wave threatens Europe. The death toll from…

Pandemic accelerates in the Americas amid catastrophic economic prospects
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic accelerates in the Americas amid catastrophic economic prospects

Alina DIESTE / AFP - June 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, which is accelerating in the Americas, could reach 10 million cases next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, amid catastrophic economic prospects…

$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation
Latin America
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Latin America
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$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation

Patrick GALEY / AFP - June 23, 2020

Investment funds managing close to $4 trillion in assets called on Brazil Tuesday to halt deforestation of the Amazon in an open letter warning that biodiversity loss…

Latin America exceeds 2 million coronavirus cases as Brazil approaches 50,000 deaths
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America exceeds 2 million coronavirus cases as Brazil approaches 50,000 deaths

AFP - June 21, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean on Saturday exceeded two million cases of coronaviruses, more than half of them registered in Brazil, a country that approaches 50,000 deaths…

Authorities inspect 49 agriculture companies in Northern Zone, close 9
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Authorities inspect 49 agriculture companies in Northern Zone, close 9

AFP and The Tico Times - June 18, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) closed eight agriculture companies in Costa Rica's Northern Zone after inspections determined they were operating without the necessary health permits. A ninth…

Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus

AFP - June 17, 2020

The Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández, and his wife, Ana García, tested positive for the coronavirus, the president announced Tuesday in a press appearance. "Over the weekend,…

Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died

Julia RIOS / AFP - June 16, 2020

The Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla Edén Pastora, known as "Comandante Cero," died of a heart attack at 83 while he was hospitalized, his relatives reported Tuesday. Pastora died in…

Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - June 16, 2020

Damaris Majano subsists in El Salvador thanks to remittances that her father sends her from Miami. But that aid has been interrupted since the company where the…