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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:58:00 UTC

Dozens of robbers take over a town in southern Brazil and loot the local bank

The gunmen traded fire with officers in the city center and at a police station, Santa Catarina’s military police said on their official Twitter account Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:53:00 UTC

Argentine agro-export industry workers on strike freezing shipments

Oilseed workers and grains inspectors are demanding a wage increase amid high inflation that has roiled Argentina for years Two major unions in Argentina's agro-export industry, one of the world's top grains exporters, said that they would launch an indefinite strike starting Tuesday morning, ramping up a standoff that has been simmering for months.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2020 08:16:00 UTC

Maradona's death investigation: police raids the office and home of the psychiatrist

By order of the attorney general’s office of San Isidro, officers entered an apartment used by Agustina Cosachov as a clinic while another searched her home The investigation into Diego Maradona’s death continued on Tuesday with police raids on the office and home of the psychiatrist who cared for the football star and is being investigated for possible medical negligence.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:55:00 UTC

Climate change will increase the burden of Brazil's armed forces and endanger energy and water security

Brazil’s armed forces could be stretched thin as they respond to humanitarian crises caused by climate change, the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) said. Climate change will increase the burdens on Brazil’s armed forces and endanger the country’s energy and water security, military experts predicted on Monday. A group of senior military leaders said deforestation in the Amazon region could alter rainfall patterns in Brazil, hitting hydropower plants - the country’s major source of energy - and water supplies for major urban centers.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:10:00 UTC

Murder of a French businessman and his colleague shock Mexico City

Demonstrators marched along a main thoroughfare of the wealthy neighborhood of Polanco to a restaurant run by Baptiste Lormand, 45, and his business partner A few hundred people marched in central Mexico City on Monday to protest the killing of a French businessman and his Mexican colleague over the weekend, the latest violent crime to inflame concerns about security in the country.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:58:00 UTC

US sanctions Chinese company supporting Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro

The Chinese company supported government of Mr. Maduro in its “efforts to restrict internet service and conduct digital surveillance and cyber operations against political opponents.” The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on Chinese firm China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC), accusing it of supporting Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro efforts to undermine democracy.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:53:00 UTC

Is Brazil’s Oil Boom in danger?

The global push to reduce emissions means that demand for lighter sweeter low sulfur content crude oil grades, which are cheaper and easier to refine, will keep growing By Matthew Smith for Oilprice.com – Brazil’s massive offshore oil boom, notably in the deepwater offshore pre-salt oilfields, is continuing to grow despite weaker oil prices and the sharp impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Strong demand from Asian refiners, especially those in China, for lighter sweeter crude oils saw demand for Brazilian crude oil soar since the end of 2019.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:40:00 UTC

Conflicting reports about Maradona's convalescence conditions in his last week

With police probing his death over allegations of medical negligence, a lawyer for one of his nurses said he hit his head during a fall in his house. Diego Maradona fell and hit his head a week before he died - and was left alone “without help”, his nurse has reportedly claimed. The Argentine football legend, 60, passed away from “chronic heart failure” at his home in Buenos Aires last week.

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Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:36:00 UTC

WHO very worried about rapidly growing surge of Covid-19 in Brazil and Mexico

“I think Brazil has to be very, very serious,” in combating the surge there. Tedros echoed the same concern for Mexico, which he said was in “bad shape.” The World Health Organization says it is very worried about the rapidly growing surge of coronavirus cases in Brazil and Mexico. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at his regular briefing in Geneva on Monday, “I think Brazil has to be very, very serious," in combating the surge there. He echoed the same concern for Mexico, which he said was in “bad shape.”

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:55:00 UTC

Argentina in no rush to sign an agreement with IMF, says minister Guzmán

Guzman said that the government is in no hurry for a new program, and can maintain a stable currency, according to the newspaper Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman played down the chances of an early agreement with the International Monetary Fund to repay a US$ 44 billion loan, the Financial Times reported.

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:40:00 UTC

Brazil's municipal runoffs confirm voters rejected Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva's supported candidates

Sunday's voting confirmed advances by center and center-right parties at the expense of candidates supported by Bolsonaro, complicating his re-election. Brazilian voters in 57 cities including 18 state capitals returned to the polls for run-off mayoral elections on Sunday amid a surge in cases of COVID-19 and violence involving assassinations and attacks on candidates.

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:35:00 UTC

Bolsonaro will wait “a little bit longer” to recognize a winner in the US election

After voting in local elections in Rio de Janeiro, Bolsonaro, an ally of president Trump, said he had heard the U.S. vote was rigged, but presented no evidence. Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he will wait “a little bit longer” to recognize a winner in the U.S. presidential election, suggesting there was evidence of fraud in the process.

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Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:30:00 UTC

Maradona's personal doctor under investigation for alleged manslaughter

Police raided Leopoldo Luque's office and home on Sunday in search of evidence of possible professional negligence, according to images broadcast on television Diego Maradona's doctor is under investigation for manslaughter four days after the football idol died of a heart attack at his home, the Argentinean news agency Telam reported on Sunday.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2020 16:41:50 UTC

2020 Holiday Guide to Solar-Inspired Gift Giving

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a real stinker of a year. And while this year’s holiday season will include smaller family gatherings than usual, it is nevertheless an opportunity to bring joy to our loved ones in what has otherwise been a dreary year. Nailing the perfect gift for a loved one or close […]

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Sat, 28 Nov 2020 09:20:00 UTC

Maradona: why the English can’t let go of the Hand of God and Latin Americans love it

The Hand of God goal and “Goal of the Century,” which came minutes later in the same game, brought joy and spiritual uplift to so many people in Latin America By Matthew Brown, Professor of Latina American History, University of Bristol – The death of the greatest player in the history of the game of Association Football, Diego Armando Maradona, on November 25 produced an outpouring of grief and nostalgia around the world. He was such an important figure in his native Argentina that the president declared three days of mourning.

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