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Flu deaths in Brazil double in first half of the year

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Flu has claimed at least 446 lives in Brazil so far this year, more than twice the figure of the same period in 2017, Brazil's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.


Venezuela's Maduro renews cabinet, names VP

CARACAS, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday announced "a partial and profound renewal" of his cabinet, including naming prominent politician Delcy Rodriguez to be his vice president.


Argentina's lower house approves bill to legalise abortion

BUENOS AIRES, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE)--The lower chamber of Argentina's Congress voted Thursday to approve a bill to legalize elective abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy. The law will now go to the country's Senate for another round debate.


Caribbean:PAHO to focus on mental health ahead of hurricane season

WASHINGTON, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed an accord to improve the capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in the Caribbean as part of their overall response to disaster management.


Mexico has highest 'territorial inequality' in Latin America

MEXICO CITY, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR)--Mexico has the highest territorial inequality of seven countries analyzed by the Latin American Center for Rural Development (Rimisp) in its new '2017 Poverty and Inequality' report, based on the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


Jamaican police celebrate after US$500 million cigarette bust

KINGSTON, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- Jamaica´s law enforcement celebrated an enormous success after a raid lead to a major bust of US$500 million worth of illegal cigarettes, Jamaica´s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) said Thursday.


Argentine Peso Plunges Against Us Dollar To New Low

BUENOS AIRES, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Argentina's peso tumbled to a record low Thursday, dropping 1.70 pesos to close trading at 28.20 to the U.S. dollar on the retail market, according to the state-run Banco Nacion (National Bank).