Peru’s Manuel Merino Is Sworn In as President

LIMA, Peru—Manuel Merino, the little-known head of Peru’s Congress, was sworn in as the country’s new president Tuesday, intensifying political turmoil following the legislature’s surprise…

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Brazil’s Butantan Institute Disputes Suspension of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Butantan Institute, which is developing China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine in the country, disputed Monday’s suspension of clinical trials by health regulators, saying there…

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Peru Hit by Political Crisis as Congress Ousts President

LIMA, Peru—The country’s Congress voted to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office on Monday, throwing the Andean country of 32 million into political turmoil, as…

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Evo Morales Returns Triumphantly to Bolivia After Exile

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales returned in triumph to his home country from exile Monday, a year after he resigned amid election-rigging allegations that plunged…

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Tropical Storm Eta Heads for Cuba, Leaving Disaster in Its Wake

MEXICO CITY—Tropical Storm Eta churned toward Cuba following a slow journey across Central America that brought widespread flooding and landslides that destroyed roads and homes…

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Tropical Depression Eta Brings Devastation to Honduras

MEXICO CITY—Honduras ordered the evacuation of the flooded Sula Valley as rains from Tropical Depression Eta brought death and devastation to the Central American country.…

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Honduras Extends State of Alert as Tropical Storm Eta Hits

MEXICO CITY—Honduran rescue teams stepped up evacuation efforts Wednesday and the government extended a state of alert to the entire country as rains from tropical…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s Son Faces Graft Charges

SÃO PAULO—Brazilian prosecutors have filed graft charges against the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, ratcheting up pressure on the conservative leader who came to power…

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I Covered Covid-19’s Surge in Peru. Then Death Came to My Own Family.

LIMA, Peru—Months into the coronavirus pandemic, Peru has suffered the world’s worst per capita death toll, a surge in death that has left tens of…

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Argentina’s President Struggles to Avert Economic Crash

When Argentine President Alberto Fernández was elected last year, many hoped he could lift the country out of a painful economic recession. But today, the economy is facing…

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