Tag Archives: Latin America

93 journalists killed in 2016: press watchdog

Brussels (AFP) – Ninety-three journalists & media staff were killed around the world in the course of their work in 2016, with Iraq & Afghanistan the deadliest countries, the International…

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Five good news stories you might have missed in 2016

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As 2016 draws to a close with news dominated by bloodshed, disasters & disease from the Middle East to Africa & Latin…

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21st Century Oncology says investigating cyber breach

(Reuters) – Cancer care provider 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc said on Friday it was investigating an "unauthorized third party" intrusion into its computer network, yet had no indication that…

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S.America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

Montevideo (AFP) – South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for…

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The Latest: Dominican Republic launches anti-Zika drive

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus & fears it could be linked to birth defects (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Thousands of soldiers, health officials…

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Obama calls for rapid Zika research as virus seen spreading

By Julie Steenhuysen & Roberta Rampton CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines & treatments to fight the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus,…

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What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare tropical disease is spreading in parts of Latin America & the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness yet is now…

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60 arrested in child pornography bust in 10 Latin America countries, as well as Spain and US

MEXICO CITY – Officials say that 60 people have been arrested in an operation against child pornography in 10 Latin American countries, as well as Spain & the United States….

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Venezuelan opposition wins Congress; tally could provide government-changing supermajority

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's opposition rejoiced Monday after its shock triumph in legislative elections & waited anxiously for the final tally to see whether it secured a two-thirds supermajority that…

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Syrians flee war to brave smugglers' gauntlet in volatile Latin America

By Gustavo Palencia & Dave Graham TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek…

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