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29 May 2021
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31 May 2021
Santiago Andres Cafiero, Argentina's Chief of Cabinet of Ministers, says that his country "tried to keep its commitment" to hosting the Copa America but that the "the epidemiological situation made it impossible for Argentina to do so," as it endures a record virus surge.
5 Jun 2021
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief Michael Ryan voices deep concern at the Covid-19 situation in South America, warning that outbreaks in the already hard-hit region are once again worsening.
4 Jun 2021
Peru has released new statistics showing that its COVID deaths number well over double the original figure given. And the pandemic holds sway over the rest of the continent as well.
3 Jun 2021
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni says it is "alarming" and "worrisome" that the Copa America is now slated to be hosted in Brazil amid the pandemic.
10 Jun 2021
Chile inaugurates Latin America's first-ever thermosolar energy plant, a vast complex dubbed Cerro Dominador in the Atacama desert that gives a boost to the country's quest for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
11 Jun 2021
The Supreme Court is ruling on three cases where the plaintiffs argued that the South American football tournament posed an unacceptable health risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
15 Jun 2021
Watching on from a bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina fans react after their side was held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their opening Copa America Group A match. Superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick but Eduardo Vargas equalised in the second half.
30 Jun 2021
Latin America, which accounts for one-third of the total global COVID-19 deaths, is struggling to secure vaccines. The region's ambivalence toward a patent waiver for vaccines has left many perplexed.
9 Jul 2021
Neymar says he and Lionel Messi are "rivals" now, as Brazil and Argentina prepare for Saturday's Copa America final. Like Brazil's Pele and Diego Maradona of Argentina before them, neither Messi nor Neymar has ever won the Copa. That statistic will change for one of them in the dream final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium.
12 Jul 2021
Argentines celebrate outside the Maracana Stadium after their national football team beat hosts Brazil 1-0 in the final of the Copa America. While Angel di Maria scored the decisive goal, many fans celebrated Lionel Messi's first ever trophy with the national team. Meanwhile Brazil fans mourn their team's loss at home, saying they "expected a victory".
20 Jul 2021
Jordan's King Abdullah II meets US President Joe Biden on Monday. An economic crisis, severe drought and an attempted coup make this meeting of allies more important than ever.