The Chapare virus belongs to the Arenaviridae family of viruses, just like COVID-19 belongs to the Coronaviridae family.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Roberto Firmino brace powers Brazil to thumping victory over Bolivia in opening match
Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos also got on the scoresheet while star forward Neymar set up two goals in a totally one-sided encounter that sent Brazil top of the South American qualifying table.
The gradual undermining of democratic rules during an economic crisis and a public health catastrophe could leave Latin America primed for slower growth and an increase in corruption and human rights abuses
The novel coronavirus pandemic has already affected and reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe and is now forcing cancellation and postponement of sporting events across the globe.
Surge in South American political protests linked to Russian trolls on Twitter, finds US Department of State
Watching political unrest explode across South America this fall, officials at the State Department noticed an eerily similar pattern in anti-government protests that otherwise had little in common
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
The Amazon rainforest burns every year, but the past few months saw the numbers increase by more than 70 percent.
Bolivia's interim president asks Congress to approve law calling for fresh elections following unrest in country after Evo Morales' resignation
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez asked Congress Wednesday to approve a law that would allow for new elections, after deadly unrest following the resignation of Evo Morales and the disputed 20 October ballot
Bolivia's interim president says new elections to be held 'soon' amid violent unrest in country after resignation of Evo Morales
Bolivia's interim president said Sunday she will call new elections soon, as the country struggles with violent unrest a week after the resignation of Evo Morales
Bolivia's interim president threatens to prosecute exiled leader Evo Morales if he returns; ex-premier had offered to come back to country quell political protests
Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that exiled ex-president Evo Morales would have to 'answer to justice' if he returns, as his supporters clashed with security forces
Bolivia's Evo Morales resigns after police withdraws backing, sparks celebrations in La Paz; Mexico offers asylum to ex-president
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing, sparking wild celebrations in La Paz
Daily Bulletin: Maharashtra governor invites Shiv Sena to stake claim to form govt; Odd-Even restrictions lifted in Delhi for Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations; day's top stories
Here are today's top stories: Maharashtra Governor invites Shiv Sena to stake claim to form govt after BJP expresses inability to muster up numbers; Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces; and more
Bolivian Police in La Paz join 'mutiny' against President, abandon posts outside presidential palace; Evo Morales urges them to 'preserve security' of country
Police guards outside Bolivia's presidential palace abandoned their posts Saturday, increasing pressure on President Evo Morales as he seeks to curb nationwide unrest after a disputed election.
Andean snowcaps. which fill the city's reservoirs, are disappearing at a rate that has alarmed scientists
Beni is the second-worst affected area, with nearly 900,000 hectares destroyed so far by the fires so far.
Bolivia has lost 1.7 million hectares of forests and grasslands to wildfires since May, say government officials
Wildfires raging in Bolivia's forests and grasslands since May have destroyed 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres), officials said Wednesday, amid an $11 million effort by the government to contain them
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires
Jair Bolsonaro has previously cited Bic pens, which are cheap and commonly used in Brazil, as a sign of austerity after the expenses of his predecessors
Leaders of Amazon countries to meet on 6 September to decide rainforests' future, says Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires.
Amazon fires: Brazilian firefighters rushed to spot after military helicopter spots plumes of smoke near Jacunda National Forest in Rondonia state
Amazon is a major absorber of carbon dioxide from atmosphere and described by environmentalists as a critical defense against climate change
British govt pledges £10 million to help restore fire-ravaged Amazon, says Boris Johnson at G7 Summit in France
The pledge came after Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting G7 summit, said that world leaders had agreed to help countries affected by wildfires