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Colombia protests intensify with at least 24 dead 2021-05-05 13:51:58Demonstrators and police clash across country in show of anger over Duque’s policies

Canada approves first coronavirus vaccine for under-16s 2021-05-05 13:06:52BioNTech/Pfizer jab authorised for children aged 12 to 15 after successful clinical trials

Has Venezuela’s economy bottomed out? 2021-05-05 06:00:54Economists’ differing views reflect uncertainty over pandemic and future of sanctions

WhatsApp person-to-person payments return to Brazil 2021-05-04 16:25:59Facebook-owned messaging app relaunches a year after being blocked by regulators

Mexico City railway bridge collapses, killing at least 2021-05-04 15:20:38Dozens injured after metro overpass collapses on to busy road in south-east of capital

Brazil pins hope on homegrown jabs to boost 2021-05-04 00:00:30Latin American nation lags behind in race to develop inoculations as death rates remain high

Colombia’s finance minister quits over tax reform debacle 2021-05-03 21:23:57Architect of proposal to avoid debt rating downgrade resigns after week of deadly protests

Canada’s muddled Covid response leaves it struggling against 2021-05-03 06:00:43Case count per capita exceeds that of the US for the first time since the pandemic began

Churches become a Covid battleground in Brazil 2021-05-03 00:00:45Christians support President Jair Bolsonaro’s opposition to pandemic restrictions

López Obrador flouts constitution in battle against Mexico’s 2021-05-03 00:00:45Leader claims extension of Supreme Court president’s term is upholding the will of the people

Colombia’s Duque withdraws tax reform bill after violent 2021-05-02 19:33:29The country’s investment-grade status hinges on legislation to stabilise economy

El Salvador’s president seizes control of top court 2021-05-02 13:41:49Ousting of supreme court justices and attorney-general raises democracy fears

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Biden: US has ‘long way to go’ as 2021-05-07 14:02:32The United States added 266,000 jobs in April – a quarter of the number expected – in a surprise setback for President Joe Biden's effort

Colombia's boiling point? Crackdown on tax revolt sparks 2021-05-07 03:11:23Why the violence? In Colombia, what started out last week as protests against tax hikes has spiralled, with at least 24 killed so far. Protesters them

Colombian govt invites protest leaders to talks as 2021-05-06 23:06:01Colombia’s government on Thursday invited protest leaders to a dialogue in an attempt to calm tensions following more than a week of deadly demo

Rio drug raid leaves at least 25 dead, 2021-05-06 22:21:10A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela Thursday left 25 people dead, turning the impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighb

Thousands return to Colombia’s streets after week of 2021-05-06 13:21:57Thousands of demonstrators poured onto Colombia's streets Wednesday, the eighth straight day of protests despite clashes that have left at least 24 d

Protests erupt across Colombia 2021-05-06 06:22:23The United Nations has denounced the excessive use of force by security officers in Colombia after numerous deaths were reported during days of a

Mexican president rejects link between austerity drive and 2021-05-06 02:29:38Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday rejected any link between his austerity drive and a metro line disaster that left 25 dead,

SpaceX successfully lands Mars rocket prototype on fifth 2021-05-05 22:48:25SpaceX managed to land its prototype Starship rocket at its Texas base without blowing it up on Wednesday, the first time in five attempts it has succ

Colombians return to streets after week of deadly 2021-05-05 19:22:21Riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Bogota on Wednesday during an eighth day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations, after crowds attack

Biden administration backs suspending patent protections for Covid 2021-05-05 16:41:58US President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, offering

Facebook upholds decision to suspend Donald Trump from 2021-05-05 10:14:19Facebook Inc's oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company's suspension of former U.S.  President Donald Trump but gave the company six mon

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