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Copa America opens in Brazil against backdrop of COVID crisis

Long-delayed football tournament comes amid still-surging pandemic in Brazil, which has registered more than 486,000 deaths.After uncertainty over what country would host it, a...

Argentina’s FM: All Latin American democracies ‘are in crisis’

Felipe Sola discusses his country’s long-standing foreign debt and financial crisis. Via

Peru’s Castillo on verge of winning presidency after tight race

Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States says vote was a ‘positive electoral process’ and no ‘serious irregularities’ were detected.Peru’s presidential election...

Paraguay publishes names of the vaccinated to stop COVID cheaters

The South American nation’s public database lists each person’s name, place of vaccination, type of vaccine and number of doses so citizens can see...

Meat company JBS paid $11M to hackers in ransomware attack

JBS CEO said the decision to pay the ransom was difficult but necessary to prevent potential risk to customers.The world’s largest meat processing company...

Deeply divided Peru awaits final results of presidential vote

Pedro Castillo has thin lead over Keiko Fujimori after what one expert says is ‘one of country’s tightest elections’.Peruvians are still waiting on the...

Nicaragua detains third presidential hopeful as criticism grows

Another potential challenger to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is arrested, prompting criticism from US diplomat.Nicaraguan authorities have detained a third potential presidential candidate amid...

Peru’s polarised presidential runoff still too close to call

Left-wing Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has taken a razor-thin but widening lead ahead of right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori on Monday, but the results...

Brazil COVID inquiry staffers urge postponing Copa America

Senate commission staffers are latest to raise concerns about Brazil hosting tournament amid COVID-19 pandemic.Staff members of a Brazilian Senate inquiry into the country’s...

Colombia to ‘modernise’ police after protest violence criticism

Security forces in Colombia have been accused of using excessive force during nationwide anti-government protests.Colombian President Ivan Duque has announced plans to “modernise” the...

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