COVID-19

El Salvador Political Stalemate a Drag on Pandemic Response

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 4:16 PM

How California’s COVID-19 Surge Widens Health Inequalities for Black, Latino and Low-Income Residents

While everyone is at risk, low-income, Black and Latino Californians are dying at higher rates than high-income and non-Latino whites, and analyses suggest these gaps are widening.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 11:06 AM

Seeking Refuge in US, Children Fleeing Danger Are Expelled

HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the U.S.-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be reunited with their mother in the Midwest.

  • Aug 6, 2020
  • 5:32 PM

Economy Tanking, Cuba Launches Some Long-Delayed Reforms

HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector.

  • Aug 6, 2020
  • 12:58 PM

Top Court Rules Brazil Must Protect Indigenous in Pandemic

By DÉBORA ÁLVARES, Associated Press BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration Wednesday to adopt measures to shield Indigenous peoples from the new coronavirus, in a vote that came hours after a prominent Indigenous leader died from COVID-19. The justices voted unanimously in favor of forcing the government to […]

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 8:52 PM

Colombia’s Long Virus Lockdown Fuels Anxiety and Depression

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country.

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 8:33 PM

Skepticism, Fear Help Fuel Virus on Mexico City’s Outskirts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real, but it was too late. Soon, the older couple, their son and daughter-in-law, and two of their grandchildren were infected.

  • Aug 5, 2020
  • 10:53 AM

Latest Pew Data Shows How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Decimated Finances of US Latino Community

As for their views of the economy, only 18% of U.S. Latinos rated the nation’s economy as either excellent or good in June.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 6:11 PM

Virus Ravages Poor California County Along Mexican Border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo’s last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father six days earlier. The oldest of her four children, a 15-year-old boy, learned he had it that morning.

  • Aug 4, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

As the Daughter of an ICE Detainee, Here’s What I Learned From a Deep Dive Into Immigration Raids (OPINION)

Although I did not experience these six raids myself, I am writing from the perspective of not only a student researcher, but as a daughter with a parent at an ICE facility amidst a global pandemic.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 5:29 PM

Losing Your Father to COVID-19

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio.

  • Aug 3, 2020
  • 9:42 AM

We Must Do Better to Protect and Support Cleaning Workers During COVID-19 (OPINION)

Now, during the most virulent outbreak in a century, we must do better to protect and support cleaning workers.

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 2:54 PM

Peru Probes Whether 27,253 Coronavirus Deaths Uncounted

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities and the Pan American Health Organization are investigating whether the country failed to count 27,253 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, a figure that could more than double the country’s official death toll from COVID-19.

  • Jul 31, 2020
  • 1:32 PM

Mexico Economy Dropped 18.9% in 2nd Quarter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economic activity plummeted 18.9% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year as the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic drove the country deeper into a recession, according to preliminary government data released Thursday.

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

Vizcarra’s Last State of the Union Speech: More Promises and Lack of Self-Criticism for Peru

“Our country may be attacked by crisis, wars or pandemics, but the courage, the pride and the faith of the Peruvians remain firm and unscathed,” Vizcarra said during his speech.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 4:02 PM

Guatemala Burying Dozens of Unidentified COVID-19 Dead

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan hospitals say they have had to bury dozens of COVID-19 victims who have never been identified, and one hospital is creating archives in hopes that once the pandemic passes, their relatives will come looking for them.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 2:40 PM

Maduro’s Hold on Venezuela Tightens as Coronavirus Surges

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a year after a young U.S.-backed politician rose up to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the socialist leader holds a yet stronger grip on power—with a boost from the novel coronavirus.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 12:26 PM

Brazil Virus Payout Cuts Extreme Poverty to Least in Decades

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program, a report said Tuesday.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 9:04 AM

Conservative Think Tank Leader Says Schools Should Reopen Since Most Texans Dying From COVID-19 Are Elderly or Hispanic

In an interview, Vance Ginn said the intention of his Twitter thread was to outline the more thorough data provided by the state. He also said his tweet with a GIF was “woefully taken out of context out of bad faith.”

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 9:30 PM

Nomademic: Dismantle the Walls That Plague Us (OPINION)

The virus has managed to act out one of America’s most obsessively repeated storylines, in which the nation is invaded by a dangerous outside element.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 6:02 PM

Virus Exacts a Heavy Toll in Queens Neighborhood of Corona

NEW YORK (AP) — Damiana Reyes is back at work at a busy Manhattan hair salon, making highlights, blowouts and extensions. But her mind often drifts to her father, with whom she lived in Queens, before he succumbed to the coronavirus at age 76.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 11:39 AM

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