COVID-19

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela Elites Still Party in Pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaetón artists.

  • Apr 7, 2020
  • 10:19 AM

Passengers Arrive in Puerto Rico From Areas With Highest Coronavirus Cases in US

Passenger flow from the areas of largest spread of the virus in the United States has decreased but has not stopped. Those areas also have the highest concentrations of Puerto Rican residing there. That is coupled with the fact that island airports did not take preventive health measures for weeks, and tracing people who were in contact with positive COVID-19 cases has not begun.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 9:30 PM

As Coronavirus Spreads, Some Venezuelans Opt to Return Home

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia continues with a nationwide lockdown to control the new coronavirus, some of the millions of Venezuelans who have gone abroad in recent years are deciding they are better off back in their homeland.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 5:45 PM

How Coronavirus Threatens the Seasonal Farmworkers at the Heart of the American Food Supply

Most of these workers are employed seasonally to perform the hard manual labor of cultivating and harvesting crops. One-half to three-quarters of them were born outside of the United States, with the majority holding Mexican citizenship.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 3:50 PM

Mexico: More Social Spending, No Business Bailout for Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 3:33 PM

Potencial segundo término de Trump y Wanda Vázquez, gracias al COVID-19 (OPINIÓN)

La historia nos ha demostrado que los incumbentes se benefician políticamente durante momentos de crisis por lo que Trump y Vázquez no son la excepción.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 11:44 AM

Desperate Hunt for Food by Peru’s Poor Amid Virus Quarantine

The pandemic has spotlighted the wide gap between rich and poor in Peru and elsewhere in Latin America, and economists say a looming recession worse than any since World War II could push the continent’s long-suffering poor into even more dire circumstances.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 11:28 AM

ICE Canceled Their Request for 45K N95 Masks, and Now They Should Donate the Ones They Have (OPINION)

While a canceled request for N95s is a move in the right direction, the agency must take it a step further. The fact remains that ICE still holds an untold amount of PPE being used for raids.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 11:20 AM

Puerto Rico Imposes Stricter COVID-19 Measures Amid Lawsuit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional as the governor imposed even tighter measures, including requiring anyone entering a business to wear a face mask.

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 9:58 PM

Here’s to the Vanguardia

Latino Rebels Radio: April 5, 2020

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 9:29 PM

Pasajeros llegan a Puerto Rico desde las zonas de mayor contagio por coronavirus en Estados Unidos

El flujo de viajeros desde las zonas de mayor propagación del virus en Estados Unidos se ha reducido, pero no se ha detenido. Esas zonas coinciden con las de mayor cantidad de puertorriqueños allá. A esto se suma que en los aeropuertos de la isla no se tomaron medidas de sanidad durante semanas y no ha iniciado el rastreo de personas que estuvieron en contacto con casos positivos a COVID-19.

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Essential Services

CHICAGO — To be undocumented means, first, to be on the run. Then, on the lookout. Always.

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 4:23 PM

Brazil Lacks Coronavirus Tests, Other Equipment, Report Says

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health officials grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America’s largest nation.

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 10:56 AM

‘The Hospital Is Not Ready’

Juan is a real person but this is not his name. He has been working for more than three years at the Bayamon Regional Hospital in Puerto Rico, where critical COVID-19 cases are taken. He fears losing his job for speaking out what he is seeing.

  • Apr 5, 2020
  • 9:47 AM

Puerto Rico Discovers Protective Supply Cache Amid COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases.

  • Apr 4, 2020
  • 4:16 PM

An Online Dance Community as a Safe Space During a Pandemic

I have a new purpose in creating joy and being present for those who join me on the other side of the screen.

  • Apr 4, 2020
  • 1:47 PM

We Need a Hero or The First Annual QUARANTINE Film Festival in Our House

We need a Shadow, if not a Cinqué—or even a V.

  • Apr 4, 2020
  • 1:33 PM

Hidden Suffering of Coronavirus: Stigma, Blaming, Shaming

The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals experiencing both physical illness and the less-visible stigma that can come with it. While there are many stories about good deeds and people coming together, the coronavirus is also bringing out another, darker side of some people: Fear, anger, resentment and shaming.

  • Apr 4, 2020
  • 1:07 PM

AP Sources: Shipping Tycoon Helps Venezuela in Quest for Gas

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With gas lines across Venezuela growing, a controversial shipping magnate has stepped in to prevent the country from running out of fuel amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 5:53 PM

3 Reasons Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead Donald Trump and Wanda Vázquez Towards Political Victory (OPINION) 

History has taught us that incumbents benefit greatly politically during moments of crisis, and Trump and Vázquez have proven not to be the exception.

  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 3:58 PM

Cuban Docs Fighting Coronavirus Around World, Defying US

HAVANA (AP) — For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs: state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly needed hard currency.

  • Apr 3, 2020
  • 12:00 PM