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Russia's sovereign wealth fund eyes virus-free airport hubs
MOSCOW, July 14 (Reuters) - Russia's sovereign wealth fund, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), is undertaking a pilot project to create coronavirus-free airport hubs in three countries, its Chief Executive Kirill Dmitriev said on Tuesday.
Bolivian sex workers bet on see-through 'biosecurity' raincoats to reduce contagion risk
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian sex workers in the capital La Paz are preparing for life in the age of the coronavirus with new equipment, including bottles of bleach, gloves and see-through raincoats, all of which they say will help them resume work safely.
Mexico registers 304,435 total cases of coronavirus, 35,491 deaths - health ministry
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Health Ministry on Monday reported 4,685 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 485 additional fatalities, bringing the country's totals to 304,435 cases and 35,491 deaths.
Norway's KLP drops investment ban on Brazil's Petrobras as governance improves
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Petrobras said on Monday it is again eligible to receive investments from Norway's largest pension fund, KLP, which had blocked investments in the state-owned oil firm following revelations of a sprawling corruption scheme.
Brazil reassigns deforestation data manager, raising question of political influence
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil is restructuring the space agency team responsible for monitoring deforestation including reassigning a key manager, a move that enviromentalists said raised concerns of political interference as destruction soars in the Amazon rainforest.
Mexico raises 'disappeared' toll to 73,000 amid grinding cartel violence
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Monday raised the number of people listed officially as disappeared in the violence-torn country to 73,201, with most of them believed to be victims of brutal drug cartel warfare.
Accused El Paso shooter had mental disabilities, lawyers say
(Reuters) - A man charged with an anti-Hispanic attack at a Texas Walmart in 2019 that killed 23 people had mental disabilities that should raise a "red flag" to prosecutors seeking the death sentence, according to his lawyers.
Brazil's Bolsonaro says will return to work if new test shows he is COVID-19 free
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is feeling "very good" and will return to work if he tests negative for the new coronavirus on Tuesday, but that he will continue to isolate himself until he is free of the virus.
Mexico sheds another 83,000 tax-paying jobs in June
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico shed another 83,000 formal tax paying jobs in June amid the coronavirus pandemic but the pace of losses slowed, according to data from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).
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