COVID-19

Bolivia Tries to Hold Elections Amid Pandemic, Risking Chaos

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country’s long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:11 PM

Dear Governor Ducey: Arizonans Are Dying of COVID-19 (OPINION)

If you haven’t already figured it out yet, like millions of other Arizonans, I’m angry, disgusted and scared.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Despite COVID Surge, Mexico Avoids Overwhelmed Hospitals

Despite recording nearly three times more deaths than health officials initially predicted, beds are widely available.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 6:17 PM

My Latino Essential Worker Family Is at Greater Risk of Contracting COVID-19 (OPINION)

I am an essential worker. So are my parents. I know that we are at greater risk from contracting COVID-19 because we cannot stay home. We must go out to work like many other Latino families.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 4:36 PM

Mexico City Begins Reopening Amid High Coronavirus Case Load

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

Worsening Drought Forces State of Emergency in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic.

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • 3:33 PM

COVID-19 Cases Swell in Latin America as Worldwide Infections Reach 10 Million

The Financial Times reported that the region accounted for half of the world’s deaths from COVID-19, even though it has only 8% of the world’s population.

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • 1:22 PM

Latin America’s Critical Food Markets Fuel Virus Spread

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s main wholesale market detects dozens of coronavirus cases every week. A covered food market in Venezuela was the source of one of the largest outbreaks in the country. And every single merchant in a vast market in Peru has tested positive for the virus.

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • 10:03 AM

Latino USA Presents: How Brazil Became The Epicenter Of COVID-19

In this episode of Latino USA, we explore why one of the largest economies in the world has failed to combat the pandemic.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 4:11 PM

Puerto Ricans in the US Live in Counties With the Highest Possibility of COVID-19 Infection and Death

The trend is strongest in the state of New York. Urban poverty and social vulnerability factors increase the possibility of becoming infected or dying from the virus in places where most Puerto Ricans live.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 2:30 PM

Uruguay and Paraguay Stop Spread of Coronavirus

The two countries have among the lowest death rates for COVID-19 in Latin America, despite sharing borders with Brazil, where more than 50,000 people have died.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 1:23 PM

Amidst Florida’s Growing COVID-19 Rates, DeSantis Blames Vulnerable Communities to Hide His Incompetence (OPINION)

Just a few weeks ago, he was claiming victory over coronavirus. 

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 11:42 AM

Panama Sees Surge of Coronavirus Infections After Reopening

PANAMA CITY (AP) — In the weeks since Panama loosened restrictions in an attempt to gradually reactivate its economy, new coronavirus infections have surged, especially in the densely populated poorer neighborhoods of its capital.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 10:56 AM

Mexico Passes 25,000 Dead; Treasury Secretary Gets Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico pushed past 25,000 reported coronavirus deaths and 200,000 confirmed cases Thursday, as the treasury secretary said he tested positive and would self-isolate while working from home.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 8:52 AM

Detainees Report Bloody Noses, Nausea From ICE Chemical Disinfectant Use

In recent weeks, immigrant advocacy organizations have raised the alarm about the use of toxic chemical disinfectants in cramped ICE facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 6:08 PM

An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

As in April, Latinos continued to have the highest unemployment rate in May with 17.5% of the civilian labor force without a job, though the rate eased downward from the earlier month

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

Trump Touts Wall Construction at Mexico Border, Uses Ethnic Slur At Rally

In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly visited Arizona, a battleground state in the upcoming general election where one in four eligible voters is Latino and national polling shows him running just behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 5:44 PM

Peru Faces Economic Recession Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Thousands of people waited in long lines this week to enter shopping malls all over the country, with social distancing rules loosely enforced.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 2:24 PM

Mexican President’s Plan to Meet With Trump Draws Criticism

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, an announcement that was met with a storm of criticism in Mexico.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 1:02 PM

Mexico Reports 947 More COVID Deaths, 2nd Highest Daily Toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico confirmed 947 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, the country’s second-highest daily toll since the coronavirus pandemic began. The highest daily toll came June 3 with 1,092 deaths.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 11:15 AM

Los puertorriqueños en EE UU viven en condados con más posibilidad de contagios y muertes por COVID-19

El patrón se observa de manera más fuerte en el estado de Nueva York. La pobreza urbana y factores de vulnerabilidad social hacen que la posibilidad de infectarse o morir a causa del virus aumente en los lugares donde viven más boricuas.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 10:31 AM

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