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First major Brazilian cities resume classes amid pandemicThe cities of Manaus in the Amazon rainforest and Duque de Caxias, in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan region on Monday resumed in-person classes at private schools, the two largest cities to do so since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
AP Photos: Argentines have balcony parties amid quarantineThe global coronavirus pandemic has brought illness and death, and for millions terrible economic hardship
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Brazil police finish investigation into National Museum fireBrazil’s Federal Police have wrapped up an investigation into a 2018 fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro that destroyed much of its 20 million artifacts
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this May 11, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wears a mask and face shield at the entrance of the SERMESA hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. While the Pan-American Health Organization urges Nicaragua to take more aggressive measures against the coronavirus pandemic and neighboring countries warily eye its outbreak, President Daniel Ortega’s increasingly authoritarian government seems more focused on hiding the virus than treating it. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
During pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors face political pressureInside Nicaragua’s public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Businessman wins Dominican presidency in virus-marked voteA businessman who has never held elected office has won the presidency of the Dominican Republic, ending a 16-year run in power by a center-left party
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Mexican president says ex-oil chief has offered to talkPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the former head of Mexico’s state oil company has offered to talk about corruption at the company, known as Pemex
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Virus fear prompts Mexican town to block road from US borderResidents of the town of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville Arizona, briefly blocked the main road leading south from the U.S. border over fears of coronavirus outbreaks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Electoral officials wear protective masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, while counting ballots after polls closed during the presidential elections, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Dominican Republic chooses leader amid rising COVID-19 casesThe Dominican Republic is holding presidential elections that had already been delayed by the pandemic, even as the count of new infections continues to rise
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's COVID deaths pass 30,000, world's 5th highest totalMexico has topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest number of deaths since the pandemic began
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bolsonaro, others shun masks at July 4 celebration in BrazilBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil's capital at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of masks in private settings
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico joins international labor agreement on maids' rights The Mexican government says it has formally adhered to the International Labor Organization's Convention 189 on the rights of domestic workers
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue highMexico’s coronavirus outbreak has risen by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases for a second straight day, while 654 deaths raised the country's total to almost 30,000, the sixth-highest highest in the world
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican soldiers kill 12 gunmen in city on border with TexasMexico's military says soldiers patrolling in the border city of Nuevo Laredo across from Texas came under fire from drug cartel gunmen, then killed 12 of their attackers in a gunbattle
The Associated Press3 days ago
Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater cavesExperts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves
The Associated Press3 days ago
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