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AP Explains: Bolsonaro has jousted at virus fears for monthsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he disregarded social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence, often without a mask
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Brazil corporations urge action on illegal logging in AmazonDozens of Brazilian corporations are calling for a crackdown on illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest, expressing their concerns in a letter to the vice president, who heads the government’s council on that region
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Ecuador VP resigns, setting off talk of a presidential bidEcuador's vice president has resigned, setting off speculation that he may be preparing a presidential bid for the South American nation’s elections in February
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolas Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó's partyVenezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the takeover of opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s political party, the latest in a series of moves against President Nicolás Maduro’s critics before upcoming legislative elections
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A musician walks between graves of people deceased in the last two months, in a section of the Municipal Cemetery of Valle de Chalco opened to accommodate the surge in deaths amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with TrumpFor his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador is travelling to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used Mexico as a piñata to rally his base
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A worker cleans outside the presidential residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity
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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19
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Mexico president negative for COVID-19 ahead of US visitMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that he has tested negative for COVID-19 in advance of his trip to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump
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Puerto Rico braces for political upheaval involving governorPuerto Rico’s governor is denying allegations of obstruction of justice as the main opposition party demands she be investigated and hinted at a possible impeachment process in what could be the latest round of political upheaval for the U.S. territory
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2 sons of ex-Panama leader Martinelli arrested in GuatemalaTwo sons of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli have been arrested in Guatemala as they tried to board a private plane out of the country
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro’s latest education minister offered his resignation Tuesday, June 30, 2020, just days after his appointment, creating a new headache for the embattled leader as he struggles to start a new chapter at the ministry and shore up flagging support. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil's Bolsonaro tested for COVID-19, feels wellBrazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he will be tested for COVID-19 after having an X-ray of his lungs on Monday
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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
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AP Photos: Argentines try to find happiness under 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
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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
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