COVID-19

Black and Latino Essential Workers Experience Greater Safety Concerns Than Their White Counterparts (Study)

Black and Latino essential workers are more likely to experience food, child care and housing insecurities than their white co-workers, in addition to safety concerns.

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • 4:49 PM

The COVID-19 Response: A Lesson on Equality Versus Equity in Wisconsin

The pandemic has brought into sharp relief the racial health disparities that have existed for decades—with Black and Latino Wisconsinites being dramatically over-represented in cases numbers and deaths.

  • Aug 18, 2020
  • 3:10 PM

Indigenous Protesters in Brazil Demand COVID-19 Protection

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (AP) — Dozens of Indigenous people, many daubed in black paint representing their grief and fighting spirit, blocked a major highway in Brazil’s Amazon on Monday to pressure the government for help in protecting them from COVID-19.

  • Aug 18, 2020
  • 1:34 PM

A Coalition of Street Vendors in Newark Demands More Assistance Amid Pandemic

Five months after the statewide quarantine began, Ferry Street in Newark looks like a different neighborhood—the swarm of people visiting is no longer there.

  • Aug 14, 2020
  • 1:24 PM

Bolivia’s Political Crisis Threatens Hospitals and Patients

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hooked up to ventilators, 11 prematurely born infants struggled for survival Thursday in the intensive care ward of a Bolivian maternity hospital.

  • Aug 14, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

US Expands Influence in the Brazilian Amazon During Pandemic

The U.S. government and private sector have contributed to fighting the coronavirus in the Amazon. Their intentions for the region concern local advocates.

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 1:55 PM

Mexico to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Pending Results, Approval

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University will be produced in Mexico if its advanced trials are successful and it receives regulatory approval, the government said Thursday.

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

Close Adviser to Venezuela’s President Has Coronavirus

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s communications minister and close adviser to President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, as the daily cases in the nation steadily rise.

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 11:43 AM

Nerves Fray in Argentina, Where Some Flout Pandemic Lockdown

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina’s capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires stores flouted a ban to stay shut, saying online sales are inadequate.

  • Aug 12, 2020
  • 4:45 PM

Language Barriers and the COVID-19 Crisis (OPINION)

If the federal government wanted, it could use its considerable resources to address the language gap in public health and social services.

  • Aug 12, 2020
  • 1:29 PM

EU Refuses to Monitor Venezuelan Election, Urges Delay

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday it won’t send observers to monitor Venezuela’s upcoming congressional election, citing a lack of fair conditions for a vote that could erase the opposition’s last major domestic stronghold of power.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 9:36 PM

Trump Is Willing to Risk Our Children’s Lives, as Long as He Gets Re-Elected (OPINION)

According to the best available science, children are not “virtually immune.” They’re not immune at all.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 4:37 PM

Latino USA Presents: The Children Of Smithfield

Last March, while the country grappled with stay-at-home orders, meatpacking plants across the nation quickly became invisible hotspots for the coronavirus.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 3:34 PM

Mexico City Lets Bars ‘Change’ to Restaurants to Reopen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 9:03 AM

El Salvador Waits for President, Congress to Act on Pandemic

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — If El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and the country’s congress can’t reach an agreement in the next two weeks on how to regulate the country’s economic reopening amid the pandemic, it will fall to individual businesses and their customers.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 5:46 PM

A Momento Latino

The latest episode of Latino Rebels Radio.

  • Aug 10, 2020
  • 9:36 AM

Puerto Rico’s Historic Primaries Marred by Lack of Ballots

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s historic primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of voting materials in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory that forced frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home.

  • Aug 9, 2020
  • 2:37 PM

Brazil Near 100,000 Deaths From COVID-19

The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May and had reported 99,572 as of Friday night.

  • Aug 8, 2020
  • 4:24 PM

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

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