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UPDATE 3-Ford details new production cuts due to global chip shortage
DETROIT, April 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday outlined another series of plant shutdowns due to the global semiconductor chip shortage, with five facilities in the United States and one in Turkey affected.
Food parcels arrive in Brazil's favelas as pandemic sparks wave of hunger
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil is one of the world's most important agricultural producers, but millions of people in Latin America's biggest country are struggling to put food on the table as the COVID-19 outbreak wreaks havoc on the economy.
UPDATE 2-Healthcare collapse imminent, Brazil's Sao Paulo warns, as COVID-19 cases surge
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, April 14 (Reuters) - Brazil's richest and most populous state, Sao Paulo, has warned its ability to care for seriously ill COVID-19 patients is on the verge of collapse as it runs perilously low on key drugs, according to a letter to the federal government seen by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper.
Venezuela's seeking of specific vaccines will slow inoculation, Guaido says
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela is risking further delays to an already stalled COVID-19 vaccination campaign by seeking to use specific brands of vaccines while shunning readily available ones, opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday.
Argentine president given all-clear after COVID-19 infection
BUENOS AIRES, April 14 (Reuters) - Argentine President Alberto Fernández was given his medical all clear on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in April, though he never displayed more than mild symptoms and continued to work through a period of isolation.
Mexico reports 5,113 new coronavirus cases, 518 more deaths
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government reported 5,113 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 518 more fatalities, according to data from the health ministry on Wednesday, bringing the country's total to 2,291,246 infections and 210,812 deaths.
FEATURE-Haiti win raises hopes for women seeking child support from U.N. peacekeepers
BOGOTA, April 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A historic court order for a former United Nations peacekeeper to pay child support for a daughter he fathered while stationed in Haiti raises hopes for dozens of other mothers seeking similar claims worldwide, the woman's lawyers said.
UPDATE 3-U.S. Vice President Harris plans visits to Mexico and Guatemala
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - Vice President Kamala Harris said on Wednesday she intends to visit Mexico and Guatemala soon as part of her plan to use diplomatic efforts to slow migration to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Exclusive: Olympics-COVID cuts hit anti-doping program at Tokyo Games
(Reuters) - Anti-Doping accreditations for the Tokyo Olympics have been cut due to COVID-19 but the core management team in charge of delivering a drug-free Games will remain intact, the head of the International Testing Agency (ITA) told Reuters.
Analysis: Cuban Communists under pressure to accelerate economic reforms
HAVANA (Reuters) - Retiring Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro promised a decade ago he would transform the Soviet-style command economy into a more mixed and market-driven one "without haste and without pause."
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