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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls
Latin America
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Latin America
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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

AFP - August 21, 2020

Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.…

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…

Unemployment in virus-hit Brazil reaches 13.3%, worst in 3 years
Latin America
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Latin America
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Unemployment in virus-hit Brazil reaches 13.3%, worst in 3 years

AFP - August 6, 2020

Virus-hit Brazil's unemployment rate rose to 13.3% in the April-June quarter, its highest in three years, according to official figures released Thursday that show 8.9 million jobs…

Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America

LucĂ­a LACURCIA and AFP - July 19, 2020

Long confinements and widespread pessimism in Latin America due to the advance of the coronavirus and the economic debacle have fueled tensions, which in some cases are…

$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…

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

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Joshua Berger / AFP - June 5, 2020

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from punishing lockdowns and the EU pressed for…

Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division

Valeria PACHECO and Mariano ANDRADE / AFP - May 31, 2020

The famous Temple Mount in Jerusalem reopened its doors Sunday in another example of the slow return to normality in the world. But that return is very…

LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US
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Airlines
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LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US

Miguel SANCHEZ / AFP - May 27, 2020

Shares in Latin America's largest airline plunged on the New York and Santiago stock exchanges on Tuesday after LATAM filed for bankruptcy in the US. LATAM has…