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Three Killed in Flooding in Southern Bolivian City of Sucre

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A heavy downpour in southern Bolivia caused floods that killed three people and washed away vehicles and street kiosks,...

AI and Big Data Show Some Mexican Tourist Destinations Do Well Despite Pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The domestic tourism industry has been one of the most affected by the pandemic; however, Mexican destinations such as...

Spain´s Telefonica Looks to Offload Chile Unit

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Spanish telecomunication giant Telefonica appears set to continue its retreat from Latin America as it stepped up a move...

Chile’s Unemployment Eases to 10,8% but Remains Well Above That of 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's unemployment rate eased to 10.8% between September and November, the government said on the last day of 2020,...

São Paulo State Confirms First Cases of Infections with New Coronavirus Strain

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of São Paulo state, confirmed on Monday two cases of people infected by the new strain of...

Brazil Diplomatic Push to Guarantee Shipment of India-Made AstraZeneca Vaccine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil made a diplomatic push on Monday, January 4th, to guarantee shipment of an Indian-made Covid-19 vaccine of British...

Dry Weather Threatens Southern Brazil and Eastern Argentina

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dry weather across some of the major producing regions in South America is putting upward pressure on corn and...

Youth “Biggest Problem” in COVID-19 Transmission, Says Argentine President

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez on Monday called for greater social responsibility, especially among the country's youth, in combating a...

Mexico to Vaccinate All Citizens Over Age 60 by March; co-Morbidity Cases to Follow

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico is planning to have everyone over 60 years old vaccinated by late March, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...

Bolivia Enlists Support of Military, Police to Fight Rising COVID-19 Cases

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government said Sunday, January 3rd, that it will enlist the support of the armed forces, the police,...

Ecuador Unlikely to Reimpose Lockdown: Health Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador is unlikely to reimpose a nationwide lockdown despite an increasing COVID-19 infection rate, said Vice Minister of Health...

Five Latin American Countries With new Travel Restrictions

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New travel restrictions, including tougher entry requirements, have come into effect all across Latin America this week, that will...

Mexico Registers US$3 Billion Trade Surplus in November

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Mexican economy was boosted by exports of raw minerals-metallurgical products, which saw a 24% increase year-over-year, food-beverages-tobacco products...

Cuba Starts Year with Reduction of International Flights due to COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba is beginning this year with a restriction on the number of flights it receives from six neighboring countries,...

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