COVID-19

Stranded Venezuelans Build Camp in Colombia Amid Pandemic

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Out of work, broke and left with few good options during the pandemic, a growing number of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia have set up a makeshift camp on a tree-covered patch along a highway outside the capital of Bogotá.

  • Jun 4, 2020
  • 5:14 PM

Mexico Reports New One-Day High of 1,092 Coronavirus Deaths

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus toll in Mexico soared to a new daily high Wednesday, with the health department reporting 1,092 test-confirmed deaths—more than double the previous one-day record and in line with numbers in the United States and Brazil.

  • Jun 4, 2020
  • 12:35 PM

In Brazil’s Raging Pandemic, Domestic Workers Fear for Their Lives—and Their Jobs

Domestic workers are central figures in Brazil, a hidden workforce that keeps society running.

  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 2:47 PM

Mexico’s President Goes Full-Steam Ahead With Mayan Train

Many communities in the train’s path feel deceived by scarce information, while activists fear the social and environmental impacts.

  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 1:58 PM

With Wins in 7 States and DC, Biden Closes in on Nomination

Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries.

  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 11:49 AM

Mexican President Defies Leftist Label in Virus Response

As coronavirus spreads through Mexico, the president known as AMLO has rejected widespread shutdowns and pressed to keep the economy going.

  • Jun 2, 2020
  • 1:25 PM

Trump Threatens Military Force Against Protesters Nationwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement came as police under federal command forced back peaceful demonstrators with tear gas so he could walk to a nearby church and pose with a Bible.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 11:10 PM

Dispatch From Atlanta’s Nights Of Protests

Tensions are still high in Atlanta, but maybe some of those tensions could have been avoided.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 5:49 PM

Native American Tribes’ Pandemic Response Is Hamstrung by Many Inequities

Native communities in North America have been disrupted and displaced for centuries. Many face long-standing food and water inequities that are further complicated by this pandemic.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 1:27 PM

Brazilians Say ‘I Do’ at Drive-Thru Weddings to Avoid Virus

People have begun turning to this unconventional union at a notary in Santa Cruz, a neighborhood on the western outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, since the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus started battering Brazil.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 3:54 PM

Latino USA Presents: A Moment On The Farm

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, 26-year-old daughter Civia Hernández has been working to adapt and bring the farm online, to survive in this new world.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 3:31 PM

Disease That Began Among Rich Shifts to Latin America’s Poor

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The passenger from Spain that Sonia Sánchez picked up at the airport in Colombia’s capital in March did not seem well.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 12:52 PM

Battered Caribbean Prepares for Hurricanes Amid Pandemic

Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

Peruvian Families Bury Multiple Members Amid Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The men panted from exertion as they climbed the mist-covered hill carrying a coffin with another body in Peru’s largest cemetery, where the dead from the new coronavirus are being buried.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 12:12 PM

Detained Migrant Letters Shared With Advocates Paint ‘Harrowing Picture’ of COVID-19 Fears

“There are 120 of us in a small space and that’s how the pandemic spreads faster,” one part of a letter said.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 8:49 AM

Food in the Time of Corona: This Detroiter Is Feeding a Decolonized Diet Movement One Vegan Taco at a Time

Tostada Magazine caught up with Rocky Coronado to find out how they’re using this time of uncertainty to maintain focus on what’s important to their community.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 5:41 PM

#TómateloEnSerioMX: Mexico’s Independent Journalists Unite to Stop Misinformation (VIDEO)

The initiative is not only about informing the public, but also about strengthening the country’s media sector, particularly at a time when journalists are under attack and constant threat.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 4:22 PM

Indigenous Leader Calls for Help in Brazil’s Biggest Reserve

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads into indigenous lands in Brazil, killing at least 40 people so far by the government’s count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered this week in the Xingu area, one of the biggest reserves in the world.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 4:09 PM

Latino Job Loss in the Last Few Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The newly released data from the April 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS) demonstrates yet another way in which the pandemic has hurt many Latinos and their families.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 2:31 PM

Amid Virus Lockdown, Radio Lessons Return in Latin America

FUNZA, Colombia (AP) — At a small farmhouse outside Colombia’s capital city, Marlene Beltran picks up a ruler and crayons. She turns on the radio, sits down at a creaky wooden table and helps her 5-year-old brother with a lesson on how to make paper cubes and decorate them with drawings that tell a story.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 1:57 PM

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