COVID-19

Judge Blocks Texas Troopers From Stopping Migrant Transports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Aug 3, 2021
  • 8:42 PM

AOC Slams White House Over Eviction Moratorium

“I think at bare minimum it has to be extended until the end of the year,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters outside the House chamber on Thursday afternoon. “The Biden administration saying it should be extended until September is absolutely unacceptable.”

  • Jul 29, 2021
  • 5:10 PM

In the Midst of the Delta Variant Surge, a Cautious Ray of Hope With the Decline of Latino COVID-19 Deaths

Despite much darkness and gloom regarding the massive loss of Latino lives and the recent surge of the Delta variant, there is a ray of hope.

  • Jul 27, 2021
  • 3:10 PM

OPINION: DeSantis Keeps Refusing to Prioritize Disasters in Florida

What is DeSantis doing while this public health disaster unfolds and 38,741 Floridians die so far under his watch? He is selling anti-mask campaign merch.

  • Jul 26, 2021
  • 4:30 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Pandemic’s Darkest Hour Yet in Guatemala

“We still have no testing or contact tracing strategy to control the pandemic,” Óscar Chávez, of independent think tank and data clearinghouse Lab Datos GT, told El Faro English. “As we see a spike in cases almost double that of the peak in 2020, in reality, we know that the impact of the pandemic is much broader, but we just can’t see it.”

  • Jul 21, 2021
  • 9:34 AM

Virus Slams Cuba as It Races to Roll Out Its New Vaccines

HAVANA (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is slamming Cuba like never before, even as the country races to roll out its homegrown vaccines, the only locally developed shots being widely used in Latin America.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 6:21 PM

Despite Being Hit Hard by Pandemic, New Pew Study Says Optimism Is Growing Among US Latinos

This optimism comes after U.S. Latinos were also among those who experienced the most job losses and COVID-19 infections.

  • Jul 15, 2021
  • 10:06 AM

US Black and Latino Communities Often Have Low Vaccination Rates, but Blaming Vaccine Hesitancy Misses the Mark

Working together as lead site investigators for CommuniVax, a national initiative to improve vaccine equity, we and our teams in Alabama, California and Idaho, along with CommuniVax teams elsewhere in the nation, have documented a variety of stances toward vaccination that simply can’t be cast as “hesitant.”

  • Jul 9, 2021
  • 1:28 PM

How I Made It: Fluxus Foto (A Latino USA Podcast)

The collective was formed in 2016 by Johis Alarcón, an award-winning photographer known for documenting movements for social equality and reproductive rights throughout the Americas.

  • Jun 22, 2021
  • 11:24 AM

The Crisis Continues in Brazil

May was a complicated month for Brazil and Brazilians. It was one more month in an endless series of catastrophes and governmental irresponsibility.

  • Jun 1, 2021
  • 1:53 PM

Crossing The Border For More Affordable Insulin (A Latino USA Podcast)

In a new episode of “Port of Entry,” we continue our series on medical tourism with a story about Salcido and another San Diego woman who went on a journey to find more affordable insulin across the border in Tijuana.

  • Jun 1, 2021
  • 1:10 PM

The Fight to Never Forget About Those Who Died From COVID-19

Family members of loved ones who died of COVID-19 now demand that Congress and the media be held accountable for their losses.

  • May 21, 2021
  • 11:34 AM

Artist Publishes 100 Drawings From Peru’s COVID-19 Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru.

  • May 21, 2021
  • 8:25 AM

OPINION: Colombia Is in Crisis, and Vaccine Nationalism Is Making It Worse

Under the pandemic, the number of people living in extreme poverty had already grown by 2.8 million.

  • May 19, 2021
  • 3:54 PM

Argentine Clinics Struggle Despite COVID-19 Crisis

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As COVID-19 deaths climb to new peaks in Argentina, the intensive care unit at the San Andres clinic in the capital is oddly silent.

  • May 7, 2021
  • 8:53 AM

OPINION: We Must Think About Vaccine Trust From the Perspectives of Undocumented Migrants

Misinformation and historical trauma make it less likely for undocumented communities and families in mixed-status households to trust the vaccine and any record-keeping around it.

  • Apr 29, 2021
  • 1:44 PM

OPINION: 600 Crosses

Who were these brave women and men?

  • Apr 28, 2021
  • 1:48 PM

Brazil Senate Starts Potentially Damaging Probe of President

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday began an inquiry into the government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, a probe that analysts say could potentially jeopardize the reelection of President Jair Bolsonaro.

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 6:06 PM

El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela

Una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) encontró que ni el DS ni el Departamento de Educación hicieron las pruebas de COVID-19 antes de la apertura en abril ni durante la clases presenciales.

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 8:23 AM

Bolsonaro Says Army Could Be Called if Lockdown Leads to Chaos

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that the army might be called into the streets to restore order if lockdown measures against COVID-19 that he opposes lead to chaos.

  • Apr 24, 2021
  • 4:04 PM

Wealthy Latin Americans Flock to US in Search of Vaccines

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks include politicians, TV personalities, business executives and a soccer team.

  • Apr 20, 2021
  • 4:52 PM

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