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Powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico

A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least one person, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.

by Associated Press
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Coronavirus update: Global case total tops 9 million and U.S. cases rises to 2.3 million, and don’t blame more testing

The number of new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 keep rising in the U.S., with signs of acceleration in half the states, including three states recording more than 3,000 new cases in a day.

by Tomi Kilgore
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Facebook’s WhatsApp to launch mobile payments service in Brazil

Facebook’s WhatsApp chat platform is launching mobile payments in Brazil, a country often used to test out new services because of its large online population.

by Associated Press
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Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 365,000 as Brazil, Mexico and Peru record spikes in new cases

The global death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 360,000 on Friday, as Brazil, South Korea, the Philippines, Iran and Portugal all reported spikes in infections.

by Ciara Linnane
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Investors keep eye on Brazil’s economy minister as coronavirus outbreak worsens

The focus for investors in Brazil is now on the staying power of the nation’s respected economy minister after two health ministers resigned in a little over a month while its president could face an impeachment battle as ...

by William Watts

More from Latin America

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Brazil’s deadly coronavirus outbreak disrupts iron-ore market

The coronavirus crisis has pushed the price of the steel ingredient to a seven-month high.

by Joe Wallace
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Tundra Sartorel and Maurizio Ferrarese, loving wife and husband, who died within three days of each other in Lombardy, Italy

The , still stuck in Peru, lost both his parents to COVID-19.

by Marco Ferrarese
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Jesus Roman Melendez was a family man and the ‘backbone’ of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant Nougatine 

“He’s somebody that made it out of the mud,” said his 19-year-old son.

by Bert Archer
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Coronavirus spread causes fear in Latin America’s overcrowded, unruly prisons

The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno.

by Associated Press

Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
SPMERVAL Argentina Merval Index 38635.11 -1,673.00 -4.15%
A1DOW Dow Jones Americas Index USD 720.64 10.88 1.53%