Latin America News Dispatch
While Europe was hit early by the pandemic, Latin America has struggled to contain the spread of the virus despite long-lasting lockdowns in many countries.
Brazilian Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Measures to Protect Indigenous Peoples From COVID-19
Most of the measures the court ruled on had already been introduced by top officials last month and were vetoed by Bolsonaro.
President Iván Duque announced that former President Álvaro Uribe will be held in custody as the Supreme Court investigates allegations of witness tampering
The U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua, Kevin Sullivan, condemned the fire as a “violent attack.”
Despite the rise in cases, Mexico has been reopening its economy and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has consistently downplayed the severity of the pandemic.
The legislative body ruled that the crimes the leaders were accused of were not eligible to be tried in a court of law.
The study also found that Indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by this violence, with more than 40% of victims last year identifying as Indigenous.
The election is a re-do of last October’s presidential election that ended with the ousting of President Evo Morales.
About 500 migrants are stuck on the border with Costa Rica, forced into overcrowded camps with little food, shelter and water.
Hurricane Hanna registered as a Category 1 storm when it came ashore on Padre Island near Corpus Christi.
The Indigenous Garifuna community is fearful after a group of five men was kidnapped by unknown assailants this past weekend.
There are currently more than 288,000 students enrolled in Puerto Rico’s public school system.
According to prosecutors, the children were forced to make and sell crafts in market places.
Four other government officials —including Secretary of the Interior Antonio Pabón Batlle and Senator Evelyn Vázquez Nieves— will also be investigated.
COVID-19 continues to make inroads into the Brazilian Amazon, and the New York Times reports that health workers may be partly responsible.
Videos showed long lines at the airport on Wednesday, and some travelers were unaware of the new requirements.
800 of these accusations have been filed as official complaints.
The Pan American Health Organization estimates that roughly half of all cases in the world now originate from the Americas.
The majority of recorded disappearances happened after 2006 when the U.S.-funded drug war began.
Milton Ribeiro’s selection is a win for Evangelical groups in Brazil who support Bolsonaro and want to increase the influence of Christianity in schools.