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The world's new Covid-19 epicenter could be the worst yet

For months, Latin America watched the rest of the world suffer as the coronavirus spread. It is a spectator no longer.

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U.S.-China Row Fails to Derail End-of-Month Rally: EM Review

(Bloomberg) -- Emerging-market assets rose this week as optimism over the reopening of economies in Europe and the U.S. outweighed

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Exclusive: Brazil's Embraer draws foreign interest after Boeing rift - sources

By Marcelo Rochabrun, Sanjeev Miglani and Tim Hepher SAO PAULO/NEW DELHI/PARIS (Reuters) - Aircraft makers are circling Brazil's Embraer weeks

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Politics and poverty hinder Covid-19 response in Latin America

Despite the different approaches by regional and national authorities, Latin America as a region now faces a harsh, common reality: the pandemic seems to be unstoppable, regardless of efforts made.

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Poor and black, northeast Brazil faces virus 'hurricane'

Brazil's northeast, a harsh place of arid land, cyclical drought and crushing poverty, is emerging as the next crisis zone

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Brazil GDP shrinks 1.5% in Q1 due to pandemic

Brazil's economy -- Latin America's largest -- contracted by 1.5 percent in the first quarter due to the shutdown triggered

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What an Olympic Boxer Selling Pizzas Says About Brazil’s Economy

(Bloomberg) -- When Brazilian Olympic medal winner Esquiva Falcao rang in the new year, he was focused on his goal

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Critics say lockdowns will be more damaging than the virus. Experts say it's a false choice

Is the damage caused by the lockdown worse than the virus itself? That's a question raised by some world leaders and commentators who claim that economic and social hardship caused by strict coronavirus restrictions places a heavier burden on society than the death rate caused by the disease.

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Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined the first steps for reopening the United States' most

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Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Supreme Court to shelve 'fake news' probe

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Jair Bolsonaro slammed Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday for investigating an alleged disinformation and intimidation campaign

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Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Trump fight

By Katie Paul and Elizabeth Culliford SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg took pains to distance his

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US virus deaths breach 100,000

NEW YORK: Unthinkable just a few months ago, the United States on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, as the pandemic tightened its grip on Latin America. With the European Union (EU) unveiling a massive recovery plan to step up its emergence from the crisis, the US figure was […]

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Latin America Now Accounts for 40% of Daily Virus Deaths

(Bloomberg) -- In March, when Covid-19 was stamping out lives across the globe, Latin America looked like it might escape

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Brazil's Bolsonaro slams top court investigation of allies for alleged fake news

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro complained on Thursday that a Supreme Court investigation into fake news was aimed

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Bolsonaro signs into law $11.3 billion aid to states and municipalities

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law 60-billion-real ($11.3 billion) of federal government aid to

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US virus toll crosses 100,000 as pandemic rages in Latin America

The US coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 as the pandemic tightened its grip on South America, which is outpacing Europe

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US passes dire milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Unthinkable just a few months ago, the United States on Wednesday surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, as

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What Bolsonaro said as Brazil's coronavirus cases climbed

Brazil has now claimed the grim title of most Covid-19 cases globally after the US. More than 25,000 people in Brazil have died, and some experts say the death toll could quintuple by August. Hospitals and graveyards alike are being stretched to their limits.

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Brazil police raid presidential allies in fake news probe

By Eduardo Simões SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal police searched the homes and offices of allies of President Jair

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Most Brazilians want tougher lockdowns even as economic cost mounts

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Most Brazilians support stricter social distancing measures to control the coronavirus, according to a poll published

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Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

By Stephen Eisenhammer and Gabriel Stargardter SÃO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be

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Brazil ‘centre of coronavirus pandemic’ with highest daily death toll

Brazil's virus crisis deepened as it recorded the highest daily death toll in the world for the fifth straight day.

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EU readies trillion-euro aid plan as virus hammers Latin America

A one-trillion-euro recovery plan to get Europe back on its feet after the devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic was

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Brazilian media boycott Bolsonaro residence due to harassment

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's four largest news media outlets said they have withdrawn their reporters from coverage of right-wing President

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Brazil leads daily virus deaths for fifth straight day

Brazil reported the highest daily COVID-19 death toll in the world Tuesday with 1,039 people killed, the fifth straight day

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