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Monday, May 25, 2020

Brazil Builds Its Own Ventilators After China Fails to Deliver Shipments

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta told a news conference on Wednesday that China is shipping very few of the ventilators Brazil ordered for victims of the Wuhan coronavirus, so bids from Brazilian companies are now being solicited to build the machines. “Practically all our purchases of equipment in China are not being confirmed,” Mandetta…

Argentina’s Overwhelmed Funeral Homes Not Given ‘Clear Information’ on Handling Coronavirus Remains

Funeral homes in Argentina have not been given clear instructions on how to handle corpses of those who have died from the Chinese coronavirus, according to a report from national outlet Infobae on Thursday. The Association of Funeral Service Companies in the Province of Buenos Aires (ASEF) reportedly sent a letter to Minister of Health Ginés González…

Brazilian Official Mocks Chinese Accent, Demands Sale of 1,000 Respirators for an Apology

Brazilian Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub promised to apologize to the Chinese government on Monday if Beijing offered to sell 1,000 respirators to the South American country. Weintraub had outraged the Communist Party embassy in Brasilia with a tweet in which he mocked Chinese accents in Portuguese, posted on Saturday but since deleted. Weintraub’s post…

Dominican Republic Reports First Coronavirus Case in Italian Tourist

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Health officials in the Dominican Republic on Sunday reported the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the tourist-rich Caribbean, while British cruise ship passengers who had been trapped at sea due to virus fears were finally set to come home. Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas said…

Brazil Confirms First Wuhan Coronavirus Case in South America

Brazil confirmed a case of the fast-spreading Chinese coronavirus within its borders on Wednesday, marking the first incident of the contagious disease in Latin America. The diagnosis comes amid Brazil’s annual Carnaval holiday, which attracts people from various corners of the world. Millions of revelers celebrate across major cities in the Latin American country. Brazil’s…

Expert: Venezuelan Oil Production Currently at 1945 Levels

The oil-rich nation of Venezuela is producing its lowest output of oil in 75 years, according to the petroleum economist and professor at the prestigious Central University of Venezuela Rafael Quiroz. In an interview with El Impulso, Quiroz revealed the result of a recent analysis of Venezuela’s six largest oil refineries, all owned by the state-run oil…

Colombian Man in Wuhan: We’ve Known of Deadly Virus for a Month

A Wuhan resident from Bogotá told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo on Thursday that residents of the Chinese metropolis were aware of a flu-like illness spreading “before 2019 ended,” weeks before the Communist Party publicly revealed an outbreak of a newly documented deadly coronavirus. The Chinese communist regime officially alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) of a…

Pope Francis’s Counselor Laments ‘Bloody Humiliation’ of Migrants

Honduran Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga lamented Tuesday that his countrymen face “bloody humiliation” as migrants and that many die attempting to reach happiness. “This year has to be different,” said the cardinal, who has been called the “Vice-Pope” because of his unparalleled influence with Pope Francis. “We call all those who are tempted and who…

My Socialist Hell: My Invitation to Hollywood Chavistas: Come to Caracas and Switch with...

CARACAS, Venezuela – The late 2000s were a hip time for smug leftists around the world, who were quick to praise the new sweetheart on the socialist housing block: Venezuela. The oil bonanza made Venezuela richer beyond its wildest dreams, creating the false impression that socialism had at last found success after so many failed…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Climate Activist Greta Thunberg a ‘Brat’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg, 16, who on Sunday tweeted a link to a story about the murder…
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