Category: <span>Latin America</span>

Canadian soldier faces mutiny charges for trying to block vaccine distribution
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Canadian soldier faces mutiny charges for trying to block vaccine distribution

A Canadian soldier is facing rare mutiny charges after allegedly urging fellow members of the armed forces not to help with the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. The Department of National Defence has announced charges against officer cadet Ladislas Kenderesi, a reservist in Ontario. Kenderesi has been charged with “endeavoring to persuade another person to join...

‘No food and no fuel’: Colombia torn by protests and violent crackdown
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‘No food and no fuel’: Colombia torn by protests and violent crackdown

Mass protests were held across Colombia on Wednesday after a night of unrest in the capital city, as street violence continued after more than a week of angry anti-government demonstrations. Twenty-three protesters and one police officer have been killed in the unrest that began with with a general strike over an unpopular tax reform but has grown...

Brazil begins parliamentary inquiry into Bolsonaro’s Covid response
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Brazil begins parliamentary inquiry into Bolsonaro’s Covid response

Brazil’s congress has launched a parliamentary inquiry into what critics call Jair Bolsonaro’s disastrous and potentially criminal response to a Covid pandemic that has killed nearly 400,000 Brazilians. The politically charged investigation, which rivals of Brazil’s far-right president hope will torpedo his chances of re-election, will be conducted by 11 of the country’s 81 senators,...

Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young Brazilians are dying of Covid
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Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young Brazilians are dying of Covid

One month after Michel Castro’s premature brush with death, the coronavirus infection has receded but the nightmares persist. In them the 31-year-old father relives the spine-chilling scenes he witnessed as his Covid-hit body battled for survival in a Rio ICU. The six-month-old baby who appeared to be suffocating right next to him. The man urinating...

‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contest
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‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contest

An ultra-conservative millionaire who admits to scourging himself daily to repress sexual desire is just one of an assortment of low-polling candidates who all have a shot at becoming Peru’s next president. Rafael López Aliaga is technically tied with five other contenders in an unpredictable contest to make a runoff vote in June, including a former goalkeeper,...