Colombia Reopens Int’l Flights Amid COVID-19

BOGOTA, Sept 20 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – Colombian President, Ivan Duque, announced the reopening of international flights yesterday, after five months of closure, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first post-closure Viva Air Colombia flight to Miami departed the Rafael Nunez International Airport in Cartagena yesterday, and before the flight, Duque,…

CDC Forecasts Up To 218,000 COVID-19 Deaths In U.S. By Oct 10

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (NNN-XINHUA) – A new ensemble forecast, published by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), projects up to 218,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by Oct 10. The new national ensemble forecast predicts that 3,000 to 7,100 new COVID-19 deaths will likely be reported…

Iran’s FM Says U.S. Cannot Restore Pre-2015 Sanctions

TEHRAN, Sept 20 (NNN-IRNA) – The Iranian foreign minister said, the United States will not be able to restore pre-2015 sanctions against Iran, in its unilateral attempt in the UN Security Council. The United States lost its authority pertaining to any action in the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal, when it…

Wildfires Continue To Burn In N. California, Almost Fully Contained In Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Three big wildfires near the San Francisco Bay Area, started by lightning a month ago, were almost completely contained yesterday, but major fires continue to burn in Northern California, according to updates by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The…

Covid-19: Canada opposition leaders test positive

OTTAWA, Sept 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Canada’s conservative opposition leader Erin O’Toole tested positive for the new coronavirus, his officeannounced, one day after another federal party leader did, too. Both O’Toole and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet were“feeling well” and were self-isolating, according to statements. Each had had close contact with…

Update: Peru President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote

LIMA, Sept 19, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra survivedan impeachment vote in Congress as his opponents failed to win the votes necessary to remove him from power. Congress had voted last week to open impeachment proceedings against the57-year-old president for “moral incapacity” over accusations he incitedaides to lie…

Covid-19: US House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiment relating to coronavirus

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (NNN-TELESUR) — The US House passed a resolution condemning “all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.” The passage of the resolution by a 243-164 vote came as Democratic lawmakers have long been condemning President Donald Trump for referring to the new coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.”…

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra to face impeachment

LIMA, Sept 19 (NNN-TELESUR) — Peru’s Congress is holding an impeachment against President Martin Vizcarra to decide whether he should be removed from office for “moral incapacity” over a financial scandal. On Friday, Vizcarra is expected to go to Parliament to defend himself for 60 minutes before the plenary for his…

Covid-19: Brazilian indigenous people demand land demarcation against covid

BRASILIA, Sept 19 (NNN-TELESUR) — Brazil Indigenous Missionary Council (Cimi) said that the lack of demarcation of Indigenous territory promotes an increase of COVID-19 cases among native communities. “The lack of demarcation weakens rights and makes it difficult for public policies to reach all areas, both in the creation of…

Covid-19: Latin America is reopening too soon, WHO says

 People exercise on the first day of beaches reopening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (NNN-TELESUR) — World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Carissa Etienne said that several Latin American countries have started to resume activities while COVID-19 is still extremely dangerous. Etienne warned that the pandemic still requires major…
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