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A police cordon tape is seen near the beach and the Mexico-U.S. border fence, after municipal beaches are closed as part of…
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday violators of the new rules will face penalties
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 05:31
Tourists from Mexico wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, wait for their flight home, at…
Cubans returning home In two week quarantine during lockdown
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:48
Commander of the Colombian National Liberation Army, (ELN), Pablo Beltran, listens to chief negotiator for the Colombian…
The UN leader called on other armed groups in Colombia to take similar action so authorities can focus on fighting the pandemic
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 01:23
Closing of Colombian Border Crossings Impose Further Hardships on Venezuelans
Security measures have increased on the Colombia-Venezuela border after both governments decided to close the International Simon Bolivar bridge in Cucuta in mid-March to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. An estimated 40 thousand Venezuelans had been crossing each day to buy food, medicine or supplies. Now most Venezuelans have to take other, often dangerous routes to cross the border into Colombia. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates this report filed by Hugo Echeverry from Cucuta, Colombia
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:45
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus …
Sixteen members of the Morgantown Church of Christ arrived back home early Friday, The Dominion Post reported
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Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:38
The logo of Russia's top crude producer Rosneft is seen on a price information board of a gasoline station in Moscow July 17, 2014.
Move is apparently intended to protect Russia's largest oil producer from US sanctions while Moscow continues supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 20:13
Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Guatemala’s president must take action to protect journalists and halt decline in press freedom, rights group says
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 19:05
A man wears a homemade face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela,…
Victim was a 47-year-old male field worker with a ‘chronic illness’
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 04:34
Laundromat owner Jesus Vazquez pauses before closing his shop to comply with the government's curfew aimed at curbing the…
The US territory extending, adding restrictions
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 02:22
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, March 12, 2020.
Venezuelan president and 14 other current and former officials are accused of collaborating with leftist Colombian guerrilla group involved in flooding US with cocaine
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:20
A soldier blocks an empty street during a government-ordered lockdown, in La Paz, Bolivia, March 23, 2020.
Country's interim president declares public health emergency that begins at midnight Thursday, and will last until April 15
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:58
People queue in line to receive packages for precautions against COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment, from a booth outside Meydane Valiasr metro station in Tehran, March 15, 2020.
American companies have been blocked from doing business with Iran and Venezuela for almost two years, after the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 07:42
Airport employees wear masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 as they work at the Sao Paulo…
Brazil has more than 2,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 04:15
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro puts on a mask during a press conference on the new coronavirus at the Planalto Presidential…
Governors defy president’s to lift coronavirus restrictions and limit isolation
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 21:37
Tourists wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, wait in line for their flights home, at the…
Cuba's Ministry of Public Health on Monday confirmed 40 cases of the virus and doctors are monitoring more than 37,000 other Cubans showing symptoms
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Tue, 03/24/2020 - 04:59

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