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South America

Mexico, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Mexico and Argentina on Tuesday signed a roadmap so as to reactivate existing institutional mechanisms and hold the V Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers Agreement in the second half of the year.

Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) An Aerolineas Argentinas plane on Thursday landed in this capital carrying 904,000 Chinese Sinopharm vaccine doses, vaccines the South American country is currently applying to vaccinate its population against Covid-19.

Bogota, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombia on Thursday reported new 136 Covid-19 deaths, so its death toll rose to 59,396 since the first contagion (on March 6, 2020) in the country.

La Paz, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Luis Arce on Thursday demanded the Organization of American States (OAS) to respect Ecuador´s democratic process.

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Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will receive two million Covid-19 vaccines from the Chinese Sinovac Biotech, Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos announced.

Bolivia begins mass anti-Covid-19 vaccinationLa Paz, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is starting mass vaccination against Covid-19 on Thursday, with 500,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, Minister of Health and Sports Jeyson Auza said.

New uprising in Ecuadorian penitentiary reportedQuito, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Service for Comprehensive Attention to Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Offenders of Ecuador (SNAI) reported Thursday of a new riot at a Guayaquil penitentiary.

Mexico, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Mexico and Argentina on Wednesday agreed to strengthen both strategic alliances and to face a common front to fight the Covid-19 crisis and its socioeconomic aftereffects in the region as well as to increase the commercial exchange.

Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Latin America has tripled its severe food insecurity rates in 2020, compared to the previous year, since as many as 10 million people are currently affected by this scourge, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Action Against Hunger warned.

Brasilia, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's federal public debt increased in January and closed at R$ 5.06 trillion (US$ 932 billion), 0.99% over in December, the Treasury reported today.

Brasilia, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, has developed an RT-PCR test that allows the rapid detection of Covid-19 variants. Felipe Naveca, FIOCRUZ Amazonia Research and Innovation deputy director, said such a test will allow the Covid-19 variants to be swifter identified and strengthen the genetic surveillance of the virus.