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Latin Americais a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.

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Tom Fowdy: A ‘red wave’ of left-wing resurgence engulfs South America

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The apparent narrow victory of socialist Pedro Castillo in Peru is the latest splash of a ‘red wave’ engulfing South America, where Washington and its ‘free market fundamentalism’ have...
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Peru: Daughter of imprisoned ex-president leads election

The daughter of an imprisoned former president was leading the race for Peru’s presidency late Sunday, hours after polls closed in a runoff election held as the coronavirus pandemic...
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Mexico: President’s party appears to hold key majority in elections

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party and its allies appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico’s lower chamber of the congress, but fell short of a supermajority, as...
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Colombia’s president deploys military to protest-hit city

Colombian President Iván Duque on Friday announced the deployment of military forces to the city of Cali after at least three people died in increasingly violent protests and talks...
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Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia

Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join thousands of Colombians in a...

Brazil’s regulator not allowing Sputnik V’s import due to political reasons

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Developers of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine believe that the refusal of the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) to allow its import is politically motivated, the vaccine’s Twitter account said. "The delay...
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Venezuela slams Facebook’s move to suspend Maduro’s account as ‘digital tyranny’

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Venezuela considered the suspension of the Facebook page of President Nicolas Maduro for 30 days “digital tyranny” after the latter was accused of posting misinformation about the coronavirus. “We are...
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Anthony Blinken: Biden will recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will continue to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s president, Anthony Blinken, Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he wants free trade agreement with U.S. in letter to Biden

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Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday wrote to newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden that he hoped the two countries would pursue a broad free trade agreement during...

Brazilian watchdog reports serious “side incident” during Janssen-Cilag vaccine trials

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Brazil’s national sanitary watchdog Anvisa reported a "serious side incident" during the national phase of clinical trials of the Janssen-Cilag vaccine. According to a report the agency published on its...
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US sets new Cuba sanctions as Biden meets Cuban-Americans

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The Biden administration announced new sanctions on Friday against Cuba’s national revolutionary police and its top two officials as the U.S. looks to increase...
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Ilyushin ready to modernize its IL-76 aircraft fleet from all around the world

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MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. OJSC Il (part of United Aircraft Corporation, UAC) is ready to offer a modernized package for upgrades to Il-76 planes...
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Nord Stream 2 is 99% complete, Fortuna barge is working at final section

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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is by now 99% complete, the Fortuna pipe-laying barge is working at the final section, a representative with...
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Il-112V to replace Soviet-time military transport aircraft — chief designer

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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russia’s latest military transport plane, Il-112V, will help to upgrade Russia’s fleet of military transport aircraft, currently dominated by Soviet-made...

Americans’ optimism about country’s direction over next year drops nearly 20 points since May

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As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans' optimism about the...