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People sit on designated areas decided by red cross marks to ensure social distancing inside a light rapid transit train in…
Experts believe the virus is mainly spread through droplets expelled from the mouths and noses of infected people when they speak, cough or sneeze, traveling 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) before gravity pulls them to the ground
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:56
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington…
Plan calls on President Maduro and opposition leader Guaido to hand over power to a council until presidential and parliamentary elections can be held
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:09
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock…
The cruise company's plans to dock the Zandaam and Rotterdam at Port Everglades in Broward County have been rebuked by local officials, and Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida's health care resources are already stretched too thin to take the passengers
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 09:21
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro walks after a meeting with the governors to define strategies to combat to COVID-19 during…
Brazil's churches have landed on the front lines of a battle between state governors, who have introduced quarantine measures designed to contain spread of the new coronavirus, and President Jair Bolsonaro
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:08
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

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