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South America

Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Brazil on Thursday set a new record of 4,249 coronavirus deaths in a day, another daily record raising total to 345,25 since the beginning of the pandemic in February 2020, the Government reported.

Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will begin Abdala vaccine production, one of the five vaccine candidates developed by Cuba, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported.

US blockade hampers Covid-19 vaccine purchase by VenezuelaCaracas, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) US blockade against Venezuela is what really hampers the Bolivarian government to purchase all necessary vaccines for its population to be immunized, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said.

Lula blames Bolsonaro for Brazil threatening the worldBrasilia, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva blamed President Jair Bolsonaro for making Brazil a threat to the world due to uncontrollable spread of Covid-19 in the country and the existence of new mutations.

More vaccines arrive in Peru, as Covid-19 deaths increaseLima, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti received a batch of 200,000 Covid-19 vaccines, in time to confirm the highest coronavirus daily death toll in more than a year.

Four million dollars worth of drugs seized in ChileSantiago de Chile, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) About US$4 million worth of drugs (191 kg), were seized during an anti-narcotics raid, Chile´s Investigation Police (PDI) reported today.

Santiago de Chile, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chile's Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage on Wednesday released on its websites eight volumes of the Collected Works of the poet Gabriela Mistral to celebrate her birth anniversary.

Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) In the midst of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, the Executive Committee of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) is currently reinforcing sanitary controls with several measures in clubs to avoid paralyzing the sport.

Montevideo, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay on Wednesday reported 45 deaths from Covid-19 and a wave of contagion in nursing homes across the country for the second consecutive day.

Caracas, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples' Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) will debate Wednesday on gender matters and women´s challenges in present circumstances.

Brasilia, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Senate will vote on Wednesday on a bill to break patents for anti-Covid-19 vaccines without complying with industrial property rights while the state of health emergency is in force.