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Coronavirus spread causes fear in Latin America’s overcrowded, unruly prisons

The spreading specter of the new coronavirus is shaking Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded, unruly prisons, threatening to turn them into an inferno.

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U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro for trying to ‘flood the United States with cocaine’

The Trump administration will announce indictments against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela’s state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug trafficke...

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Trump says he’s ‘not concerned’ after Brazilian official he met at Mar-a-Lago tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director tested positive for the new coronavirus, just days after traveling with Bolsonaro to a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida.

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Supreme Court to allow Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy to continue

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would allow the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings, despite lower court rulings that the policy proba...

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Bernie Sanders: It’s ‘unfair’ to say ‘everything is bad’ in Fidel Castro’s Cuba

The Democratic presidential front-runner then condemned Trump’s relationships with Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin in a “60 Minutes” interview.

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Oil futures end higher as U.S. crude supplies post a smaller-than-expected weekly climb

Oil futures finish higher on Thursday, buoyed by a smaller-than-expected weekly increase in U.S. crude supplies as well as expectations that efforts by China to stimulate the economy will blunt the hit to crude demand from...

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Warren Buffett’s son seeks to help Colombia kick cocaine curse

Howard Buffett has committed $200 million over the next few years to transform impoverished areas in Colombia.

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California prep hoops game turns ugly when crowd erupts in xenophobic taunt

Fans from Righetti High, which lost the game 74-57, reportedly directed the taunt at St. Joseph’s team, which includes one player from France and three from Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.

Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
SPMERVAL Argentina Merval Index 29986.23 728.13 2.49%
A1DOW Dow Jones Americas Index USD 662.69 0.23 0.03%