COVID-19

Trump Touts Wall Construction at Mexico Border, Uses Ethnic Slur At Rally

In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly visited Arizona, a battleground state in the upcoming general election where one in four eligible voters is Latino and national polling shows him running just behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 5:44 PM

Peru Faces Economic Recession Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Thousands of people waited in long lines this week to enter shopping malls all over the country, with social distancing rules loosely enforced.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 2:24 PM

Mexican President’s Plan to Meet With Trump Draws Criticism

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, an announcement that was met with a storm of criticism in Mexico.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 1:02 PM

Mexico Reports 947 More COVID Deaths, 2nd Highest Daily Toll

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico confirmed 947 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, the country’s second-highest daily toll since the coronavirus pandemic began. The highest daily toll came June 3 with 1,092 deaths.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 11:15 AM

Los puertorriqueños en EE UU viven en condados con más posibilidad de contagios y muertes por COVID-19

El patrón se observa de manera más fuerte en el estado de Nueva York. La pobreza urbana y factores de vulnerabilidad social hacen que la posibilidad de infectarse o morir a causa del virus aumente en los lugares donde viven más boricuas.

  • Jun 25, 2020
  • 10:31 AM

Guatemala: Most Workers at National Lab Have COVID-19

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei said Wednesday that most of the 240 workers in the country’s National Laboratory have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

IMF Forecasts Deeper Latin America Recession in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is forecasting a nearly double-digit recession for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020 —a contraction of 9.4%— as the region is dragged down by its two largest economies, which continue to suffer from the coronavirus.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • 11:34 AM

Isolated and Afraid, Detained Migrant Kids Worry About Virus

HOUSTON (AP) — In the isolation wing of a U.S. detention center for immigrant families, a woman from El Salvador says her 8-year-old son asks her if they are going to die.

  • Jun 23, 2020
  • 9:30 PM

6 Guatemalans Deported From US Test Positive for COVID-19

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — At least six Guatemalans deported from the United States on June 9 tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official in Guatemala’s Health Ministry.

  • Jun 23, 2020
  • 11:12 AM

Brazil Becomes 2nd Country to Reach 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

Experts say the actual number could be seven times higher.

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 2:26 PM

Chileans Mass Produce Caskets to Deal With COVID Onslaught

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nicolás Bergerie’s family has been making coffins for four generations, with barely any alteration. But when he saw the coronavirus ravaging Europe, he decided to roll out a new product.

  • Jun 22, 2020
  • 9:28 AM

Mexico Virus Cases, Deaths Continue High, Reopening Remote

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The planned next stage of reopening of businesses in Mexico appeared to be put off once again Friday, as new confirmed cases and deaths continued at near-record levels.

  • Jun 20, 2020
  • 7:04 PM

Vulnerable US Latino Communities Hard Hit by COVID-19

As the coronavirus spreads deeper across America, it’s ravaging through Latino communities from the suburbs of the nation’s capital to the farm fields of Florida to the sprawling suburbs of Phoenix and countless areas in between.

  • Jun 19, 2020
  • 4:16 PM

Mexico Posts Record 5,662 New Coronavirus Cases in One Day

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico posted another record one-day increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, with 5,662, while 667 more deaths were reported Thursday.

  • Jun 19, 2020
  • 8:53 AM

COVID-19 Cases Quadruple at Federal Migrant Detention Center in Arizona

Arizona is among several states in the Southwest that reported record increases this week in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

  • Jun 18, 2020
  • 2:18 PM

Honduras President, First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central American leader said late Tuesday in a television message.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 11:41 AM

Behind the COVID-19 Numbers in Haiti

The COVID-19 figures in Haiti don’t reflect the reality on the ground.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4:31 PM

Mexico Begins Reopening Even as Cases, Deaths Remain High

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico began more reopenings of businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, even as deaths and new cases continued at an unbroken pace.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 1:25 PM

Chile Health Minister Resigns as Coronavirus Case Count Rises

Jaime Mañalich faced criticism for his methods of counting cases and deaths.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 2:20 PM

Mexico Desperate to Reopen 11 Million-Job Tourism Industry

Mexico’s tourism income crashed in April, when it was only 6.3% of what it was one year ago. Hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms were closed.

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 11:45 AM

In Peru, Thousands of Faces at Mass: None Now Alive

Archbishop Carlos Castillo on Sunday had his church filled with more than 5,000 portraits of those who have died in the pandemic that is burning across Peru and South America as a whole/

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • 11:24 AM

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