Latin America

Inside Paraguay’s Coronavirus Shelters

Overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate medical attention, and delays in testing prime Paraguay’s quarantine shelters to spread the virus, rather than contain it.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 12:29 PM

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil emerging as one of the world’s most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media.

  • May 25, 2020
  • 5:08 PM

1st Iranian Ship Reaches Venezuela With No sign of US Threat

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

  • May 24, 2020
  • 11:35 AM

In Mexican Border Cities, Many Fear Virus Is Coming From US

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus.

  • May 23, 2020
  • 4:04 PM

Soccer Players in Latin America Looking for Help Amid Virus

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Santiago Cedeño opened the front door of his house when the car stopped outside. For days, the Panamanian soccer player had been eagerly anticipating the vehicle and its cargo of food supplies.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:21 PM

Venezuelan High Court Orders DirecTV Property Seized

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s high court ordered the immediate seizure of all DirecTV property on Friday, days after the U.S. firm abandoned its services in the South American nation, citing U.S. sanctions.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

Virus Accelerates Across Latin America, India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 8:41 AM

Guatemala President Fumes Over Infected Deportees From US

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president questioned his country’s relationship with the United States, revealing frustration over the U.S. continuing to send deportees infected with COVID-19 to a country struggling to manage the crisis.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 3:45 PM

Cuba’s Top Diplomat for US Relations Says Ties at New Low

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s top diplomat in charge of relations with the United States said Thursday relations have sunk to a new low, and potentially could sink even lower with the appointment of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 2:58 PM

As Virus Swamps Peru, Venezuelan Migrants Collect the Dead

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Faustino López was terrified after his wife, Angélica, was hospitalized with the coronavirus last month.

  • May 21, 2020
  • 11:42 AM

Iran Pushes Burgeoning Businesses With Venezuela as a Right

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela said Wednesday that the two nations, both under increasing U.S. pressure, are exercising their right to trade freely in a deal that includes shipping the South American nation five tankers of gasoline to relieve deep shortages.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 6:03 PM

Mexico City Virus Deaths Triple Official Toll, Group Says

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A registry of death certificates in Mexico City suggests there were 4,577 cases where doctors mentioned coronavirus or COVID-19 as a possible or probable cause of death, more than three times the official death toll in the city.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 5:22 PM

In Argentina, the Next Generation Finds Its Voice

Ofelia Fernández is the youngest lawmaker in Latin America. Despite online hate, she’s leading the youth movement for the political rights of women.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 4:34 PM

‘This Is War’: Virus Charges Beyond Latin American Hot Spots

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Beyond the hot spots of Brazil and Mexico, the coronavirus is threatening to overwhelm Latin American cities stretching from Chile to the Colombian Amazon in an alarming sign that the pandemic may be only at the start of its destructive march through the region.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 2:16 PM

AT&T Quits Venezuela as US Sanctions Force It to Defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela’s pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 1:21 PM

El Salvador President Battles Other Branches Amid Pandemic

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele’s fight with the other two branches of government continued Tuesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic after he suffered another defeat at the constitutional court and threatened to veto legislation passed overnight by the congress.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 1:11 PM

More Guatemalans Deported From US Test Positive for Virus

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Ten more Guatemalans deported from the United States last week have tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 6:17 PM

Local Leaders Resist Mexico President’s Push for Reopening

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Local governments across Mexico pushed back Monday against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s call to reopen the economy in some 300 townships that do not have active cases of coronavirus, with leaders saying they preferred to wait until June before resuming normal activities.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 1:59 PM

Adopt a Grandparent: Young Help the Old in Bolivian Pandemic

“Adopt a Grandparent” urges volunteers to help senior citizens if they need safe support.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 12:57 PM

Praise and Push-Ups for Brazil’s Embattled Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greeted hundreds of supporters —and joined some in a series of push-ups— who gathered before the presidential offices Sunday to back his open-the-economy drive even as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the country.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Virus Heads Upriver in Brazil Amazon, Sickens Native People

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — In the remote Amazon community of Betania, Tikuna tribe members suspect the coronavirus arrived this month after some returned from a two-hour boat trip down the Solimoes River to pick up their government benefit payments.

  • May 17, 2020
  • 6:16 PM

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