Latin America News Dispatch
During a press conference, Mexico’s president said the government had estimated a 120,000 person deficit in medical staff
The move came a week after the United States charged Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and other members of the government with “narco-terrorism.”
Ecuador is facing an ongoing public health crisis as medical facilities run out of space for COVID-19 victims.
The “Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela,” presented by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, proposes a five-person governing council and a new election cycle
The highest death toll in the Caribbean is in the Dominican Republic, where 51 people have died as of Tuesday morning.
Three years after the FARC disarmed to the United Nations, the Colombian government is still unable to establish a presence in much of the remote countryside.
“Some will die. I’m sorry. That’s life,” Bolsonaro reportedly said.
The threat of the coronavirus to Brazil’s low-income communities has hit home in recent days.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced an indictment of President Nicolás Maduro.
Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta warned that Brazil’s public health system will likely collapse by the end of April.
The decision is a preventative step to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but advocates say it will place migrants at further risk.
Due to the coronavirus, this year is the first time since 1983 that the Abuelas and Madres of Plaza de Mayo won’t march on the anniversary of Argentina’s military dictatorship. In this story, reporter Lucía Cholakian Herrera checks in with one of the reunited families.
The U.S. has come under repeated criticism for unsanitary conditions in its immigration facilities.
Colombia is scheduled to begin a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Advocates and officials are concerned that the steady arrival of deportees from the U.S. and Mexico to Central America could complicate the region’s ability to contain the coronavirus.
The World Health Organization officially labeled the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on Wednesday as countries across the region ramped up health measures and reported more confirmed cases of the virus.
On Monday, women held a “Day without Women” with an untold number of women not attending work and school.
The government maintained that the fire will not affect legislative elections later this year.
More than a million women marched in Chile, with the largest protests taking place around the Plaza de la Dignidad in Santiago.
Business leaders who support Bolsonaro are calling for a nationwide anti-democratic protest against Brazilian Congress, some even suggesting military rule should return.
“Every woman is to have six children! Every one! For the good of the country… Let the homeland grow!” Maduro told attendees.