The Americas

Travellers arriving in Haiti at the International Airport Toussaint Louverture get their temperature checked
President Jovenel Moïse says measure effective June 30
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:11
FILE - Executive Director of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem visits the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, July 2, 2018.
Population Fund report denounces genital mutilation, child marriage, preference for male children, other practices as human rights violations
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:35
In this April 29, 2020 photo, Venezuelan shipping magnate Wilmer Ruperti smokes a cigarette during an interview in Caracas,…
The ship was hired to transport the gasoline to a ship near Aruba but along the way its owners suspected the cargo's real destination was Venezuela and turned back to avoid potentially violating sanctions
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:39
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis talks to the media during a news conference in Nassau, Bahamas, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Bahamian Prime Minister discourages non-essential travel outside country amid COVID-19 surges  
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:38
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shows military equipment during a meeting with the Bolivarian armed forces at Miraflores…
Venezuelan president gives EU ambassador 72 hours to leave after his allies are hit with sanctions  
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:57
A man walks by a commercial area of closed shops during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus…
Argentina rolling back coronavirus restrictions as hospitalizations increase in Buenos Aires
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Tue, 06/30/2020 - 01:24
FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2020 file photo, medical workers attend to a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit at a…
After overwhelming health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest regions, the coronavirus gains a foothold in countries ill-equipped to contain it and sweeps through the population 
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 07:18
Map of Colombia
Military said it would not provide lawyers for the men
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Sat, 06/27/2020 - 02:30
A police officer stands behind a cordon tape at an area where a shooting took place in Mexico City, Mexico, June 26, 2020…
An unspecified number of people reportedly died in the attack in an upscale neighborhood of the capital
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:45
View of Morro Castle as a vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the city of Havana on June 24, 2020. - A massive cloud of…
High concentrations of dust can be very dangerous, expert says
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 05:37
People watch a movie from inside their cars at a drive-in installed in the Palmeiras soccer stadium amid the coronavirus…
Brazil soccer stadium converted into drive-in theater
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:03
Flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly
UN chief says the organization marks anniversary in ‘time of colossal global upheaval and risk’
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:41
FILE -  Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on Dec. 11, 2018.
Prime minister says freeing Meng Wanzhou would endanger all Canadians   
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 15:56
FILE - Colombia's President Ivan Duque addresses the nation in a televised speech, in Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 22, 2019.
Colombia soldiers could face possible life sentence if convicted
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 01:03
People watch the sunset while a cloud of Sahara dust hangs in the air in Havana on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The massive cloud…
It could be dangerous for people with respiratory illnesses
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Wed, 06/24/2020 - 22:26

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