Latin America News Headlines
Soccer-Early header secures 1-0 win for Argentina against Uruguay
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A first half goal from Guido Rodriguez, his first in 11 international appearances, gave Argentina a 1-0 win over Uruguay in a leaden Copa America clash on Friday.
Mexico to donate 154,100 doses of AstraZeneza vaccine to Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Mexican government announced on Friday it is donating to Honduras 154,100 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Mexico to vaccinate migrants in Baja California under new border initiative
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Authorities in the Mexican border state of Baja California say they will include migrants in the new COVID-19 vaccination plan for border cities, which is aimed at accelerating the reopening of the shared land border with the United States.
Argentine lab makes first half million doses of Russian COVID-19 vaccine
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine laboratory Richmond said on Friday that it had produced almost half a million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the first made in the country.
Soccer-English-born striker new hero for Chile in Copa America
(Reuters) - Stoke-born striker Ben Brereton was Chileâs new hero after scoring the winning goal against Bolivia in his first international start on Friday in the Copa America.
Peru ex-military stir election tensions with appeal to Armed Forces to "remedy" poll
LIMA (Reuters) - A group of retired officers has suggested Peru's military should refuse to recognize socialist candidate Pedro Castillo if he is declared winner of the country's presidential election if fraud allegations are not investigated, according to a letter circulated widely on social media on Friday.
Soccer-English-born striker gives Chile 1-0 win over Bolivia
CUIABA, Brazil (Reuters) - Chile secured a 1-0 win over Bolivia with a goal from English-born striker Ben Brereton in their Copa America clash on Friday.
Cricket-Skipper Elgar leads from front as South Africa score 218-5
GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, June 18 (Reuters) - South Africa's new test captain Dean Elgar led from the front with a stoical 77 runs to see his side to 218 for five wickets when bad light stopped play on the first day of the second test against the West Indies in Saint Lucia on Friday.
Brazil has 98,832 COVID cases, 2,495 deaths in 24 hours -ministry
BRASILIA, June 18 (Reuters) - Brazil has had 98,832 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 2,495 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Friday.
UPDATE 1-Soccer-Mexico hit with FIFA fan ban at two home World Cup qualifiers
June 18 (Reuters) - Mexico fans will be barred from attending their country's first two home 2022 World Cup qualifiers after making homophobic chants during two Olympic qualifying games in March, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.
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