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South America

Brazil: Covid-19 genetic material found in Rio sewersBrasilia, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, found coronavirus genetic material in the sewer system in Rio de Janeiro state, the institution said.


29 de abril de 2020, 9:3Bogota, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Colombia's President Ivan Duque announced that from yesterday Colombia became the 37th member State of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), known as the club of rich countries.


Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil filed a lawsuit against President Jair Bolsonaro and former Justice Minister Sergio Moro at the Supreme Federal Court (STF) on suspicions of prevarication, extortion and corruption.


Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) A group of 137 patients and accompanying people from Venezuela benefited by the Cuba-Venezuela Health Agreement returned to the country from Havana, on a humanitarian flight amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry reported today.


Asuncion, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay's Finance Minister, Benigno Lopez, said today that progress towards releasing activities in the economic sector will depend on the behavior of citizens in the coming weeks.


28 de abril de 2020, 12:22Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro appointed this Tuesday the attorney Andre Luiz Mendonca as Minister of Justice and Public Security following the scandalous resignation of former judge Sergio Moro in the midst of a health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Federation of Sociologists (FES) ratified its solidarity with Cuba and demanded that the US government put an end to strangulation policies, in the midst of the fight against Covid-19.


Hamburg, Germany, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Some 12 million unemployed people and the amount to 30 million of the poor will be aftermaths of the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America, ECLAC's Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena warned this Tuesday.


Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Covid-19 pandemic will impact on a growth in hunger and poverty in the countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CLACS-CELAC in Spanish), indicates a new FAO report.


Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) At least 4,602 nurses are currently away from their jobs in Brazil on suspicion for being infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that produces the Covid-19, according to a recent analysis by the Federal Council of Nursing (COFEN).


28 de abril de 2020, 2:22Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to deal with the situation in his country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, instead of interfering with Venezuela's affairs.