COVID-19

How an Evicted Family United a Community in a Fight for Housing Rights

This is only the beginning for Ynes Torres, her family, and the citizens of Inglewood.

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Mexico to Vaccinate Rural Elderly, but Still Awaits Vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Once Mexico has vaccinated its frontline medical workers against COVID-19, the government will turn its attention to the elderly living in its most remote places, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • 12:56 PM

Puerto Rico to Reopen Beaches, Relax Coronavirus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor announced Tuesday that he will reopen beaches, marinas and pools, eliminate a Sunday lockdown and shorten a curfew that has been in place since the pandemic began to control the number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 8:54 PM

Open Now: Why Schools Need to Serve English Learner Students in Person (OPINION)

Being at home for almost a year during this pandemic will have greatly reduced these English Learners’ language acquisition, literacy, and long-term academic success.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 4:58 PM

How COVID-19 Has Impacted NYC’s Latino Comedy Scene

The COVID-19 lockdown initially brought live stand-up comedy to a grinding halt, and some clubs have been shuttered indefinitely.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 3:33 PM

Mexico’s Point-Man on Coronavirus Seen Vacationing, Maskless

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government official in charge of efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic has been spotted at a Pacific coast beach, apparently sitting at sea-side restaurant without a face mask on.

  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 5:52 PM

What Our Roots Can Teach Us About Moving on From 2020

I’m Gilbert and Adela’s great-grandson, one of their nearly 90 great-grandchildren they lived to see. Their story became one of letting hope overcome loss.

  • Dec 22, 2020
  • 11:26 AM

Mexico City, Suburbs Return to Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After weeks of resisting to avoid further hurting the economy, officials announced Friday that Mexico City and surrounding Mexico State will ban all non-essential activities and return to a partial lockdown because of a spike in coronavirus cases that has crowded hospitals.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:39 PM

More Than 17K Vaccinated in Puerto Rico; New Doses En Route

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 17,800 people in Puerto Rico have received the COVID-19 vaccine since the first dose was administered earlier this week, with the U.S. territory expecting tens of thousands of additional vaccines to arrive in upcoming weeks, officials said Friday.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:30 PM

Mexico’s Minimum Wage to Rise 15% Over Business Objections

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced the country’s daily minimum wage will rise by 15% in January to the equivalent of about $7 per day.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 12:47 PM

A Pandemic Atlas: Brazil’s Leader Scoffs, and Toll Rises

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The story of COVID-19 in Brazil is the story of a president who insists the pandemic is no big deal.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 10:47 AM

Respiratory Therapist Receives Puerto Rico’s 1st Vaccine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A respiratory therapist who treated the first two COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Puerto Rico became the first person in the U.S. territory to be vaccinated against the virus on Tuesday.

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

A Pandemic Atlas: Peru’s Death Toll Leaves a Grieving Nation

“Behind every death is a family,” Ronald Marín says. “Behind every death is a name.”

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • 9:56 AM

Dominican Mothers in Puerto Rico Face the Pandemic ‘In the Shadows’

The absence of a public policy on immigration issues in Puerto Rico has triggered mothers and their children to face needs that have worsened with the coronavirus emergency.

  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 5:27 PM

The Amazon’s Burning Libraries (A Latino USA Podcast)

From illegal mining and logging to destructive dams to land grabbers to a federal government that often ignores their concerns outright, the Munduruku along the Tapajós River are under attack on all fronts.

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 11:49 AM

Latinos Are Especially Reluctant to Get Flu Shots: How a Small Clinic in Indiana Found Ways to Overcome That

The Latino population is more reluctant than most other groups to get the flu vaccine and often pays a high price with their health.

  • Dec 9, 2020
  • 3:53 PM

Racism at the County Level Associated With Increased COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all people, but not necessarily in the same way.

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 5:48 PM

Mexico to Launch COVID-19 Vaccinations This Month

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico plans to being vaccinating its people against COVID-19 at the end of the third week of December, starting with health workers, the government announced Tuesday.

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 2:43 PM

Getting Real About Pregnancy (A Latino USA Podcast)

People don’t want to talk about fertility problems, miscarriages or pre- and postpartum depression, but they sure love to ask you about starting a family without knowing what you may have been struggling with for years.

  • Dec 8, 2020
  • 11:52 AM

Coronavirus Takes Toll on Black, Latino Child Care Providers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mary De La Rosa closed her toddler and preschool program in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, she fully expected to serve the 14 children again some day. In the end, though, Creative Explorers closed for good.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 4:02 PM

Biden Picks Xavier Becerra to Lead HHS, Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 10:05 AM

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