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The Americas

Headline news from North, Central and South America

Kamala Harris becomes first female POTUS

Kamala Harris, US Vice President, made history this Friday by becoming the first woman to occupy the US Presidency for a “short period of time”...
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US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as...
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Cuba calls National Defense Day on date of dissident protest

HAVANA, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Cuba announced Friday it would conduct annual military exercises on Nov. 18-19, leading up to a day of civilian defense...
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As Brazil passes 600,000 COVID-19 deaths, vaccines offer hope worst is over

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Brazil became the second country in the world to pass 600,000 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, a dark milestone...
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COVID-19 infections dropping throughout the Americas, more vaccine needed, says health agency

BRASILIA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The number of new COVID-19 infections has been dropping over the past month throughout the Americas, even though only 37%...
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Venezuela’s coastal villages, fisherman suffer as oil spills rise

PUNTA CARDON, Venezuela, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Rebeca Reyes furiously scrubbed black tar from her kids’ arms after they swam in waters tainted by crude...
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A Chilean tree holds hope for new vaccines – if supplies last

CASABLANCA, Chile, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Down a dusty farm track in Chilean wine country, behind a wooden gate wrapped in chains, forestry experts are...
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Fire devastates Honduras’ Caribbean resort island of Guanaja

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A huge fire destroyed or damaged more than 200 houses and businesses on the Honduran island of Guanaja on Saturday,...
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Fires in the Brazilian Amazon retreat in September

PORTO VELHO, Brasil, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest declined by nearly half in September compared a year ago, government data showed...
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Canada marks first national holiday for indigenous reconciliation

OTTAWA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday held its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honor the lost children and survivors of...
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Extreme poverty in Venezuela rises to 76.6%

CARACAS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Around three-fourths of Venezuelans now live in extreme poverty as the once-prosperous OPEC nation’s hyperinflationary economic collapse continued for a...
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Ecuador says clashes between prison gangs leave more than 100 dead

QUITO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s penitentiary system said on Wednesday that the death toll from a prison riot that took place on Tuesday had...
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