Latin America

Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Áñez Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The Andean country broke yet another record for the number of daily recorded COVID-19 cases, with 1,439 on Thursday.

  • Jul 10, 2020
  • 1:53 PM

Guatemalan Courts to Close After Rise in COVID-19 Infections

Hearings have been suspected for two weeks after more than a hundred workers tested positive for coronavirus.

  • Jul 9, 2020
  • 12:38 PM

Trump Forgoes Insults of Past, Calls Mexico Cherished Friend

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs, welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House on Wednesday with lofty language and he called America’s southern neighbor a cherished partner. Trump said the countries’ economic and security relationship was reaching new heights.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 5:51 PM

NYT: Latinos Have Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the Country

The study found Latinos have been infected by COVID-19 at three times the rate of whites in the U.S

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 5:02 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Removes Mask During Press Conference

In a news conference yesterday, Bolsonaro also boasted about using hydroxychloroquine, a drug which has not been proven to be effective against the virus, in order to speed his recovery.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Mexico’s López Obrador Sees Lincoln Memorial, Juárez Statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his trip to the United States, his first foreign trip as president, with visits Wednesday to the Lincoln Memorial and the statue of Benito Juárez, a former president and national hero in Mexico.

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • 11:38 AM

Mexico Identifies Remains of Another of Missing 43 Students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have identified the remains of a second of the 43 students who disappeared in September 2014.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 10:03 PM

Sons of Ex-Panama President Held in Guatemala on US Charges

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will be held in jail in Guatemala pending hearings Friday, officials said Tuesday as the U.S. government seeks their extradition for their alleged role in a bribery and money laundering scheme.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 9:52 PM

Venezuela High Court Orders Takeover of Guaidó’s Party

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government-stacked Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the takeover of opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s political party, the latest in a series of moves against President Nicolás Maduro’s critics ahead of upcoming legislative elections.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 6:30 PM

AMLO, Trump Will Meet at White House to Celebrate Trade Deal

López Obrador urged the Canadian prime minister to join him and U.S. President Donald Trump, but Trudeau confirmed yesterday that he will not attend.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 1:57 PM

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 11:50 AM

Community Kitchens Sustain Argentina’s Working-Class Neighborhoods

Structural inequalities have become more apparent in the COVID-19 pandemic. Argentina is no exception, and soup kitchens are often the last line of defense for poor families.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 4:59 PM

Dominican Republic Votes in Latin America’s First Pandemic-Era Election

Luis Abinader, a businessman who has previously run for president, claimed victory after the initial results came in.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 1:03 PM

During Pandemic, Nicaraguan Doctors Face Political Pressure

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Inside Nicaragua’s public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 11:18 AM

Bolivia Tries to Hold Elections Amid Pandemic, Risking Chaos

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country’s long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:11 PM

24 Killed, 7 Injured During Shooting in Mexico

Local authorities say that the attack was perpetrated by a group of men who arrived at the center in a red van. No arrests have been made.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 12:30 PM

Despite COVID Surge, Mexico Avoids Overwhelmed Hospitals

Despite recording nearly three times more deaths than health officials initially predicted, beds are widely available.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 6:17 PM

Suspect Arrested, New Warrants Issued in Ayotzinapa Case

The attorney general announced yesterday that he requested arrest warrants for 46 officials in the reopened investigation into the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from Iguala, Guerrero in 2014.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 12:21 PM

Mexican President to Visit Trump in US on July 8, 9

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on July 8 and 9 in his first trip abroad as the country’s leader, the foreign relations secretary confirmed Tuesday.

  • Jul 1, 2020
  • 10:18 AM

New Arrest Warrants Issued in Case of Mexico’s Missing 43

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for municipal officials in the state in relation to the case.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 3:51 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported last week that over a quarter of Puerto Rico, mostly in the south, is experiencing severe drought and nearly 60% is in drought.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 12:31 PM

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