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Alleged Maduro Co-Conspirator Is in DEA Custody

MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general indicted alongside Nicolás Maduro has surrendered in Colombia and is being taken by Drug Enforcement Administration agents to New York for arraignment, four people familiar with the situation said Friday.

  • Mar 28, 2020
  • 10:47 AM

Mexico President to Continue Travel, Asks Fans to Stay Away

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he will maintain his busy travel schedule dedicating infrastructure projects around the country in spite of growing restrictions prompted by the coronavirus epidemic, including a shutdown of most federal government operations.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 5:42 PM

A Defiant Maduro Threatens ‘Cowboy’ Trump After Drug Charge

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and warning that he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring Colombia dare to invade.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 12:14 PM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

The number of people around the world who have contracted coronavirus has surged past 500,000, and the United States tops the list, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 7:04 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Tightens and Extends Coronavirus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico announced Thursday that it would extend a two-week curfew to April 12 and warned of new restrictions to help curb coronavirus cases.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 6:52 PM

US Indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on Narcoterror Charges

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 11:52 AM

Brazil’s Governors Rise Up Against Bolsonaro’s Virus Stance

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to contain the spread of the coronavirus is worse than the disease.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 10:00 AM

Mexican Governor Says Poor Are ‘Immune’ to Coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of a state in central Mexico is arguing that the poor are “immune” to the new coronavirus, even as the federal government suspends all nonessential government activities beginning Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 9:28 AM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

Senate leaders were rushing to unravel last-minute snags and win passage of unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid totaling some $2 trillion to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mar 25, 2020
  • 7:26 PM

Trump Administration Urged to Free Migrants as Virus Surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus.

  • Mar 25, 2020
  • 2:40 PM

‘We Are Collapsing’: Virus Pummels Medics in Spain and Italy

MADRID (AP) — By the time Patricia Núñez’s cough started, she was already familiar with the dreaded dry hacking sound tormenting patients who had for weeks been filling the Madrid emergency ward where she works.

  • Mar 25, 2020
  • 11:58 AM

Biden’s Challenge: Breaking Through With Virus Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is working to reassert himself in national politics three weeks after taking command of the Democratic presidential primary.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 10:25 PM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

As virus deaths accelerate in the U.S., President Donald Trump has gone against the advice of scientists and top health experts, claiming he will reopen the country and its ailing economy in weeks, not months.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 6:11 PM

Mexico Calls for Halt to Business That Puts People in Street

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health officials on Tuesday called on all businesses and organizations to suspend work that requires the movement of people.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 12:54 PM

Mexico’s Busy Streetscape Slows, But Doesn’t Stop for Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Increasingly empty beaches and quieter streets in Mexico contrast with a still-crowded subway system and active street vendors, as shutdowns and social distancing measures have begun but remain very uneven.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 9:40 AM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating but insists “we can change the trajectory of this pandemic.”

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • 8:28 PM

São Paulo Stadium Turning Into Hospital for Coronavirus

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Pacaembu Stadium in downtown São Paulo is being turned into an open-air hospital to handle cases from the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • 4:39 PM

Puerto Rico Unveils Record $787M Package to Fight COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Monday announced a record $787 million financial package to help alleviate the economic impact of the new coronavirus in the U.S. territory.

  • Mar 23, 2020
  • 3:49 PM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 14,400 people worldwide, and it has sickened more than 331,000. Leaders in the U.S. are hammering out a rescue package that could be worth $1.4 trillion or more, while the death toll in Italy soars again.

  • Mar 22, 2020
  • 7:22 PM

23 Inmates Dead After Protest Over Virus Fears in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — A deadly riot broke out in a prison in Colombia’s capital, leaving 23 inmates dead, authorities said Sunday, as tensions rise over the spread of the coronavirus in one of the most vulnerable locations: crowded, poorly kept penitentiaries.

  • Mar 22, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Bolivian Tribunal Recommends Vote Delay Due to Coronavirus

Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Saturday recommended that elections scheduled for May 3 be delayed as the government imposes nationwide restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Mar 21, 2020
  • 6:38 PM