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COVID-19 Cases Near 7 Million In Latin America

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COVID-19 Cases Near 7 Million In Latin America

The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Latin America rose to nearly seven million on Wednesday, with Brazil alone reporting nearly four million infections.  Brazil’s ministry of health reported on Wednesday a thirty-nine-year-old woman was re-infected with the virus three months after she was first Infected in May.

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The Argentine ministry of health reported a total of three hundred seventy thousand confirmed infections, with ten thousand five hundred fifty being new cases reported on Wednesday.

Columbia’s local immigration authority announced on Wednesday the country’s land-sea-river border will continue to be closed in September.

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Ecuador’s interior ministry said on Wednesday the constitutional court will end the special status of free mobility, transit, and gathering after the expiration on September the twelfth.

The government of panama announced an epidemic prevention and economy recovery plan.  From mid-September, panama will ease the restrictions step by step on traveling, indoor sports events, hotel and restaurant business, and international commercial flights.

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Belarus President Closes Western Borders, Puts Army On High Alert

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Belarus President Closes Western Borders, Puts Army On High Alert

Protesters in Belarus are still angry in their sixth week of mass protests demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko.

The president has announced, in retaliation, he is putting troops on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Poland and Lithuania.  He also said the Belarusian border with Ukraine would be strengthened.

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Lukashenko insists the six weeks of protests are driven by the west. He faces increasing criticism from the united states and the European Union.

Demonstrations began after the disputed august presidential election official results gave the authoritarian leader a sixth term in office–results opponents say were manipulated.

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Bolivian Interim President Anez Withdraws From Election Race

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Bolivian Interim President Anez Withdraws From Election Race

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez has withdrawn from next month’s presidential election, saying she’s withdrawing in the interest of the party.

Anez, a former conservative senator, took office during the power vacuum that followed former president Morales’s departure after allegations of irregularities in last year’s election.  Those allegations fueled violent protests, and army pressure forced the country’s first indigenous president into exile in Mexico.

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Anez says if she does not step down, Morales would possibly return to power.

She declined to name the candidate for whom she will vote.

Next month’s election is the delayed rerun of last year’s ballot.  Anez’s candidacy had sparked controversy after she initially ruled herself out and pledged to guide the country to transparent new elections.

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By pulling out of the race, analysts say Anez could increase chances that the election will be pushed to a second round by consolidating the anti-Arce vote.

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To avoid a second round, the election winner requires at least 40 percent of valid votes in the first round and a 10-point advantage over the closest competitor.

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