COVID-19

Pop-up School for US Asylum Seekers Thrives Despite Pandemic

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America’s doorstep.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 5:48 PM

2020 in the Rearview: Reflections From an Essential Worker

My parents are more worried about me. They have a point. It is often impossible to social distance inside high-risk environments like restaurants and grocery stores.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 11:51 AM

Kate’s Summer ( A Latino USA Podcast)

Bustamante had recently started her new part-time job as a cashier at a local organic grocery store when reality hit: her parents lost their jobs.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 12:23 PM

The COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health in the US Latinx Community

As most in-person consultations have shifted towards remote interactions, Latinx mental health professionals have started seeing a spike in their clients. 

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 3:49 PM

Mexico Tops 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, 4th Country to Do So

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:38 AM

The Link Between Poverty and COVID-19

Our neglect of the poor has become a tinder box and COVID-19 could be the spark that starts a deadly conflagration.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:25 AM

El Paso Battling Mass Wave of Coronavirus Deaths, as US Latino Death Toll Nears 51,000

As the death toll among Latinos killed by COVID-19 nears 51,000, El Pasoans are battling a growing wave of death and illness from the coronavirus.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 10:51 AM

COVID-19, Staying at Home, and Immigrant Renter Families

To ensure that staying-at-home works for all, we need federal relief payments and meaningful rent debt forgiveness —not deferral— for every family impacted by the pandemic.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 4:15 PM

For Mexico’s Doctors, an Especially Mournful Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired 64-year-old man in glasses smiling at the camera: the late Dr. José Luis Linares.

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 10:25 AM

The War on Cuba (EPISODE 3)

The final episode of this docuseries explores Cuba’s healthcare program and medical brigades.

  • Oct 30, 2020
  • 3:54 PM

CDC Reports 50 Percent Jump in ‘Excess Deaths’ Among Latinos 25-44

Deaths among Latinos 25 to 44 years old were 53.6% higher, as compared to the average number of deaths of Latinos from 2015-2019.

  • Oct 28, 2020
  • 3:12 PM

Virus Pushes Twin Cities El Paso and Juárez to the Brink

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A record surge in coronavirus cases is pushing hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the closely knit metropolitan area of 3 million people.

  • Oct 27, 2020
  • 4:41 PM

Mexico Reported 193,170 ‘Excess Deaths’ Through September 26

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities acknowledged Sunday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to September 26, with 139,153 of those judged to be attributable to COVID-19.

  • Oct 26, 2020
  • 11:52 AM

8 Out of 10 Coronavirus Patients Put on Ventilators Die in Mexico

The IMSS reported that of the 17,331 of the intubated patients in October, 15,070 have died.

  • Oct 23, 2020
  • 12:21 PM

Protesters in Colombia Decry Government Pandemic Response

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Protesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of issues including the economic fallout of the pandemic and implementation of the peace accord.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 5:07 PM

Argentina Passes 1 Million Cases as Virus Hits Latin America

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 8:30 AM

Safety and Fear During COVID-19: The Bubble of Misery

Right now, more than ever, we need to be empathetic to those around us.

  • Oct 16, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

For Pandemic Pivot, Race Matters Too (OPINION)

Collectively, we can change the lived experience of people of color and immigrants.

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

Brazil Surpasses Five Million Coronavirus Cases

With 734 added to the death toll on Tuesday, Latin America’s largest country is approaching the 150,000 death mark, the second highest worldwide after the United States.

  • Oct 9, 2020
  • 11:50 AM

Number of Latinos Killed by COVID-19 Nationwide Tops 44,500

Latinos and African Americans each account for 21.1 percent of all coronavirus victims nationwide, NPR reports.

  • Oct 8, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

The Parents Are Not Alright (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA sits down with a group of parents —from California to Texas to Florida to New York— to hear how they have coped and found a silver lining to parenting during the pandemic.

  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 10:13 AM

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