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Soldiers stand in formation before disinfecting wagons for the new coronavirus at the central train station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where trains connect cities within the state, Thursday, March 26, 2020. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Brazilian pews become trenches in fight against quarantineBrazil's churches and evangelical temples have landed on the front lines of a battle between state governors, who have introduced quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, and President Jair Bolsonaro, who is actively undermining them, saying confinement will ultimately destroy the country's economy
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FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirusTenor Placido Domingo says he is resting at home after catching coronavirus
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Mexico broadens one-month shutdown as virus cases top 1,094Mexico's government has broadened its shutdown of “non essential activities,” and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people
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Homeless people gather for a free cup of coffee and bread from a private charity in downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 30, 2020, while most other residents are staying home to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Brazil's Carnival beat fades, making way for virus shelterA month ago, Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome was the site of a massive Carnival party bursting with samba music and smiling faces
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4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfewA magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory
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Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America The coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region after many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from vacations or work trips to Europe and the United States
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Authority: Stranded ships begin transiting Panama CanalThe Panama Canal Authority says two cruise ships carrying more than 1,800 passengers and crew stranded off the Central American country and hoping to reach port in Florida had begun the process of transiting the canal
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with his Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez as they review the troops during a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department made public it has charged in several indictments against Maduro and his inner circle, including Padrino, that the leader has effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Guaido urges unity government backed by loans to fight virusVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is calling for the creation of a "national emergency government" of diverse political leanings to fight the spread of the coronavirus with the assistance of $1.2 billion in international loans
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gambleEven as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, the Brazilian president has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader
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This image provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows a reward poster for Cliver Alcala-Cordones that was released on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The U.S. Justice Department has indicted Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism. (Department of Justice via AP)
AP Sources: Alleged Maduro co-conspirator is in DEA custodyFour people familiar with the case say a retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment
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AP Sources: Ex-Venezuelan general indicted with Nicolás Maduro in alleged narcoterrorism conspiracy is in DEA custodyAP Sources: Ex-Venezuelan general indicted with Nicolás Maduro in alleged narcoterrorism conspiracy is in DEA custody
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A man wearing homemade face protection carries a full cylinder of cooking gas after waiting in a long line for the gas truck to arrive during a lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
AP Explains: US indicts Venezuela's Maduro as narcoterroristThe Trump administration has indicted Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and more than a dozen members of his inner circle, stepping up measures to drive the socialist leader from power
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4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off PanamaFour passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus
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FILE - This Oct. 28, 2008 file photo shows prototypes of a satellite developed by China for Venezuela and a launching rocket on display at a satellite center station in El Sombrero, Venezuela. Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, according to a government statement on March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in spaceVenezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped South American nation
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