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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…

Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000
Global
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Global
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Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000

AFP bureaus - June 8, 2020

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly…

Costa Rica hosting global forum to prepare climate change agenda
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica hosting global forum to prepare climate change agenda

AFP and The Tico Times - October 7, 2019

Delegates from across the world will gather starting Tuesday in Costa Rica to discuss the global agenda to combat the environmental disaster that climate change represents. Nearly…

Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe
Brazil
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Brazil
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Cocaine from Brazil on the rise in Europe

AFP - October 3, 2019

Brazil is increasingly the source of cocaine seized in the Belgian port of Antwerp, Europe's main entry point for the drug, overtaking the world's biggest producer Colombia,…

Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires
Amazon
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Amazon
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Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a statement in response to the Amazon rainforest wildfires that have captured the world's attention in recent days. Here is…

Brazil arrests eight Vale employees over mining dam disaster
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil arrests eight Vale employees over mining dam disaster

Rosa Sulleiro / AFP - February 15, 2019

Brazilian authorities arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale on Friday over a dam collapse at one of its mines three weeks ago that killed at least…

Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week
Brazil
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Brazil
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Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week

Marc Burleigh / AFP - January 6, 2019

Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, came out swinging in his very first week in office, introducing changes to remake his country around his far-right agenda -- but…

Brazil’s Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil’s Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release

Jordi Miro / AFP - December 19, 2018

Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remained in prison Wednesday as two supreme court judges issued competing orders over whether he should be released…