COVID-19

Govt Under Fire After 1st Puerto Rican Coronavirus Death

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Government officials faced heavy criticism for their response to the coronavirus outbreak in Puerto Rico as details trickled out about the newest death reported Friday in the U.S. territory, which was the first for a resident.

  • Mar 29, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

Up to 200K US Deaths Foreseen as More Cities Stricken

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

  • Mar 29, 2020
  • 3:59 PM

Coronavirus Makes It Harder for Campaigns to Ask for Money

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House candidates aren’t usually bashful about asking supporters for money.

  • Mar 29, 2020
  • 3:34 PM

Free Them All

Latino Rebels Radio: March 28, 2020

  • Mar 28, 2020
  • 6:35 PM

Mexico President to Continue Travel, Asks Fans to Stay Away

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he will maintain his busy travel schedule dedicating infrastructure projects around the country in spite of growing restrictions prompted by the coronavirus epidemic, including a shutdown of most federal government operations.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 5:42 PM

After Hurricane María and the Earthquakes, Can Puerto Rico’s Government Be Trusted With COVID-19 Response?

In the face of all that is happening with COVID-19 in Puerto Rico, some people feel mistrust and fear. 

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 3:39 PM

Latino USA Presents: Checking Up On The Clinic During COVID-19

Latino USA checks in with CommunityHealth, a free clinic in Chicago that’s run primarily by volunteers to serve people without health insurance, including many low-income and undocumented immigrants.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 2:11 PM

Favela Residents Brace for Coronavirus

The threat of the coronavirus to Brazil’s low-income communities has hit home in recent days.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 1:50 PM

La educación en tiempos de pandemia: Por qué necesitamos reducir la velocidad por el bien de la salud mental

Gracias al coronavirus, nuestro mundo ha cambiado drásticamente de un día para otro, y en este momento todos somos más vulnerables, especialmente los niños.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

10 Immigrant Detainees Released From ICE Facilities During COVID-19 Crisis

The order finds that ICE has been and continues to be deliberately indifferent to serious medical needs and ignores the threat caused by COVID-19 “that will likely cause imminent, life-threatening illness.”

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 10:20 AM

Immigrants in Stewart Detention Center on Hunger Strike to Demand COVID19 Precautions, Release as Georgia Becomes Southeast Epicenter of Pandemic

In audio recordings, detained immigrants at the for-profit Stewart Detention Center describe cramped conditions, a lack of a plan to deal with outbreak, and increasing panic within the detention center.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 8:41 AM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

The number of people around the world who have contracted coronavirus has surged past 500,000, and the United States tops the list, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 7:04 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Tightens and Extends Coronavirus Curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico announced Thursday that it would extend a two-week curfew to April 12 and warned of new restrictions to help curb coronavirus cases.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 6:52 PM

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra on Coping as an Artist by Taking Performances To Instagram

“The world has changed considerably and I think it’s healthy we face that, but we won’t lose music and we won’t lose songs,” Segarra told Latino Rebels.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 4:40 PM

Deportation Contagions

In the age of COVID-19, anything other than ending deportations is a high-risk, potentially disastrous move.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 4:27 PM

In Brazil and Mexico, Leaders Downplay Dangers of Virus Outbreak

Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta warned that Brazil’s public health system will likely collapse by the end of April.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 1:00 PM

AOC Says Trump’s COVID-19 Response Could Cost Lives

“We cannot wait until people start really dying in large numbers to start production, especially of more complicated equipment like ventilators and hospital beds,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN’s Jake Tapper. 

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 12:10 PM

Brazil’s Governors Rise Up Against Bolsonaro’s Virus Stance

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to contain the spread of the coronavirus is worse than the disease.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 10:00 AM

Mexican Governor Says Poor Are ‘Immune’ to Coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of a state in central Mexico is arguing that the poor are “immune” to the new coronavirus, even as the federal government suspends all nonessential government activities beginning Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 9:28 AM

Miles morirían en Puerto Rico por el COVID-19

Al momento las proyecciones obtenidas de expertos por el Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) son sobrecogedoras. La más cautelosa apunta a que se podrían registrar unas 16,000 víctimas mortales durante la pandemia en la isla; el peor escenario se acerca a las 58,000 víctimas.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 8:49 AM

ICE Detainees Announce Hunger Strike in Louisiana Prisons as Mississippi Organizations Call for Their Release

“Who is protecting us? Who is worried about us? We have families. Mom, dad, siblings, daughters, sons. Our families outside are worried about us,” F said in a recording.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 8:19 AM