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Chileans look to future after referendum to replace constitution
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Chileans look to future after referendum to replace constitution

Denis BARNETT / AFP - October 27, 2020

Chileans gleefully ripped up their Pinochet-era constitution in a weekend referendum, but the focus turned Monday to the next chapter, as the country begins the tricky task…

Peru authorizes flights to the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and seven other countries
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News
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Peru authorizes flights to the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and seven other countries

AFP - October 22, 2020

Starting November 1, Peru will resume international flights to 24 destinations in 10 countries in the Americas, including the United States and Mexico, after a first reopening…

Venezuela plans November reopening for tourism
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela plans November reopening for tourism

AFP - October 15, 2020

Venezuela will reopen its tourist attractions "gradually" starting in December after registering a "sustained trend" of decreasing Covid-19 infections in the country, President Nicolás Maduro announced Wednesday.…

Virus plunges Brazil into recession with record 9.7% drop
Latin America
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Latin America
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Virus plunges Brazil into recession with record 9.7% drop

Jorge SVARTZMAN / AFP - September 2, 2020

Brazil's economy, the biggest in Latin America, contracted by a record 9.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020, plunging into recession as coronavirus lockdowns hit home,…

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

Lucía 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…