COVID-19

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

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

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