Latin America

Brazil on edge as Bolsonaro supporters march on Congress

Police are guarding the Supreme Court amid warnings that the president’s supporters may try to storm it. Source

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Flash flooding in Mexico sweeps away vehicles

Heavy rainfall in central Mexico has sparked flash floods in Ecatepec and Nezahualcóyotl municipalities, sweeping away vehicles and turning this…

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Bolsonaro: New bill will limit tech giants’ power to remove content

Brazil’s president signs a decree requiring firms to provide “just cause” before removing posts. Source

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Brazil-Argentina abandoned over Covid issue

Argentina’s players walked off the pitch shortly after health authorities came on to stop play Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup…

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El Salvador court rules presidents can serve two consecutive terms

The Supreme Court rules that presidents can serve two consecutive terms, a move attacked by critics. Source

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Bitcoin: El Salvador divided over legal tender law

The country will be the first to recognise the crypto-currency as legal tender from September 7. Source

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Tokyo 2020: ‘We found our first Paralympian at the supermarket’

Aruba had never had a Paralympic team until Shardea Arias de la Cruz, a student in her 20s, decided to…

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South America’s drought-hit Paraná river at 77-year low

The Paraná is a key waterway for shipping and also provides drinking water for millions of people. Source

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Wildlife photo: Is this the world’s most beautiful mosquito?

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent image sourceGil Wizen/WPYimage captionSabethes mosquito: Only the females blood-feed, and only when they’re about to…

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Image of bird at US-Mexico border wall wins contest

The winning image by Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto shows a roadrunner at the border wall. Source

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