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Pfizer tells Canada it will not receive any Covid-19 vaccine doses next week
Frustration visibly boiled over with some Canadian leaders Tuesday as Pfizer told the country that it would not receive any vaccine doses next week due to the continuing manufacturing disruptions at its facility in Belgium.
Dinosaur fossils could belong to the world's largest ever creature
Experts have uncovered the remains of a gigantic dinosaur in Argentina, and believe it could be one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the Earth.
Brazilian officials were warned six days in advance of a looming oxygen crisis in Manaus
Local and federal officials in Brazil were warned of looming oxygen shortages nearly a week before crisis struck in the city of Manaus, the country's Solicitor General has revealed.
Colombia's 'cocaine hippos' must be culled, scientists say
Hippopotamuses brought to Colombia by drug baron Pablo Escobar have bred so successfully that there is serious concern over their environmental impact and human safety, according to a new study.
6.4 quake strikes Argentina's San Juan province, no tsunami warning issued
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Argentina's west-central province of San Juan on Monday night, according to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey.
Brazil authorizes two Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use
Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa approved both the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and the Coronavac vaccine.
Health care in Brazil's Amazonas state in 'collapse' as Covid-19 infections surge
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that "all means" are being made available to help the country's largest state, Amazonas, where hospitals are running out of beds and oxygen tanks amid soaring coronavirus infections.
Mexican president defends decision not to press charges against ex-minister who was arrested on drug charges in US
President Andres Manuel López Obrador defended his attorney general's exoneration of a former defense minister Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda who was arrested in Los Angeles last October on drug trafficking charges that were later dropped when he was returned to Mexico with a promise by local authorities to investigate him.
Oxygen shortage forces evacuation of 60 premature babies from Amazon city
Brazil's Amazonas State is airlifting 60 premature babies from hospitals in Manaus for emergency care in Sao Paulo, a distance of 3,875 kilometers (2,407 miles), because of a shortage of oxygen supplies in health facilities in the state.