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EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges
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EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges

Danny Kemp, with AFP bureaus - April 7, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine but the benefits of the jab…

Some businesses thrive, others ache during pandemic
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Some businesses thrive, others ache during pandemic

AFP - March 29, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic initially brought the global economy to a halt but business adjusted, with the more nimble taking advantage of the move online while others struggle…

Cities Worldwide Dim Lights to Mark Earth Hour
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Environment
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Cities Worldwide Dim Lights to Mark Earth Hour

AFP - March 28, 2021

From Singapore to Buenos Aires, cities around the world turned off their lights Saturday to mark Earth Hour, with this year's event highlighting the link between the…

‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants
Latin America
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Latin America
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‘The border is closed,’ U.S. tells would-be migrants

Brian KNOWLTON / AFP - March 22, 2021

"The border is closed": With those words, a top Biden administration official pushed back Sunday against fast-mounting criticism that it has bungled immigration policy, spurring an influx…

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists
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News
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Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists

AFP - January 16, 2021

Three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because…

Rare white tiger born at Nicaragua zoo
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News
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Rare white tiger born at Nicaragua zoo

AFP - January 16, 2021

A rare white tiger, named "Nieve" (snow in Spanish) was born at the Nicaragua zoo, and is being raised by humans after its mother rejected it, the…

Group of 28 countries seeks support for democratic transition in Venezuela
Latin America
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Latin America
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Group of 28 countries seeks support for democratic transition in Venezuela

AFP - August 14, 2020

A group of 28 countries, including the United States, various members of the Lima Group, the International Contact Group, the European Union and others such as Israel…

Young Latinos vent pandemic fury after lost 2020
Latin America
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Latin America
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Young Latinos vent pandemic fury after lost 2020

Michelle DELAROSA / AFP - August 13, 2020

For four young adults across Latin America, 2020 was meant to be a year of freedom and opportunity. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic brought confinement and frustration. Classes…

Relatives in Panama still seek justice for 1994 terror attack
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Relatives in Panama still seek justice for 1994 terror attack

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 22, 2020

Abigail Benzadon remembers perfectly the day 26 years ago when her husband Moshe Pardo left home to catch a flight to Panama City. He hadn't planned on…

Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica

AFP - July 13, 2020

Authorities in Costa Rica detained five citizens suspected of human trafficking in the south of the country, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported Sunday. With them…