Latin America

Thousands of Families Evicted in São Paulo Amid Pandemic

Before the pandemic, local authorities counted more than 200,000 families waiting for adequate housing in São Paulo, a city of 12 million.

  • Jul 24, 2020
  • 5:55 PM

Honduran Garifuna Leaders Still Missing

The Indigenous Garifuna community is fearful after a group of five men was kidnapped by unknown assailants this past weekend.

  • Jul 24, 2020
  • 12:44 PM

The US-Led Drug War and Human Rights Violations in Colombia Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Since March, the Colombian military has been carrying out counter-narcotic operations, resulting in the deaths of small-scale farmers.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 4:58 PM

Pandemic Tough on Argentina’s Already Overworked Care Givers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Even before the new coronavirus hit, Argentina’s health care workers were struggling, most of them often working more than 12 hours a day at multiple jobs to make ends meet amid the country’s overheated inflation.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 2:25 PM

Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Will Reopen Online

There are currently more than 288,000 students enrolled in Puerto Rico’s public school system.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Mexico’s President Dismissive of Wearing Mask in Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday downplayed the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic, calling his treasury secretary’s assertion that using them would be a factor in reactivating the economy “disproportionate.”

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Black Lives Matter in Costa Rica

Latino Rebels Radio: July 22, 2020

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 4:13 PM

Mexican Authorities Find 23 Abducted Children

According to prosecutors, the children were forced to make and sell crafts in market places.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 12:39 PM

Cracking the Silence on Racism in Mexico

It is long overdue that these realities be noted and discussed in order to be transformed.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 11:54 AM

Bolivia Police Recover 420 Dead in Possible COVID-19 Cases

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A special police unit collected 420 bodies over the preceding five days in two Bolivian cities, and 80% to 90% of the deceased were thought to have succumbed to COVID-19, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

Pandemic Poses Challenges for Argentines Seeking Therapy

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Romina Caira has hidden in her bathroom, the door closed tightly so she doesn’t wake her 4-year-old daughter. Mariana Fevre finds privacy in her parked car or sitting in the stairwell of her apartment building.

  • Jul 21, 2020
  • 5:56 PM

Puerto Rico Governor Under Investigation for Management of Earthquake Aid

Four other government officials —including Secretary of the Interior Antonio Pabón Batlle and Senator Evelyn Vázquez Nieves— will also be investigated.

  • Jul 21, 2020
  • 2:18 PM

Murders in Mexico, Especially of Women, Grew During Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of homicides in Mexico has grown during the new coronavirus pandemic, including a 9.2% spike in killings of women, according to government figures released Monday.

  • Jul 21, 2020
  • 12:16 PM

COVID-19 Cases Grow in Brazilian Amazon

COVID-19 continues to make inroads into the Brazilian Amazon, and the New York Times reports that health workers may be partly responsible.

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • 1:12 PM

As Country’s COVID-19 Cases Increase, Peruvians Face Daily Tragedies and Growing Concerns

On July 14, Peru’s department of health (MINSA) announced 333,867 positive COVID-19 cases and 12,229 deaths, becoming the fifth country with most positive cases in the world. As of July 17, Johns Hopkins reported 341,586 positive cases in Peru.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • 1:02 PM

Puerto Rico Reverses Reopening Measures a Day After Allowing Tourists

Videos showed long lines at the airport on Wednesday, and some travelers were unaware of the new requirements.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Latin America Faces ‘Lost Decade’ From Coronavirus GDP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Wednesday the region’s per-capita gross domestic product is likely to drop by 9.1% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Jul 17, 2020
  • 8:48 AM

Chilean Police Accused of Over 8,500 Human Rights Abuse Instances

800 of these accusations have been filed as official complaints.

  • Jul 16, 2020
  • 12:26 PM

Mexico Records Near-Record Daily Deaths, Coronavirus Cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recorded 836 more confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 7,051 more coronavirus cases Tuesday, both among the highest figures the country has registered as continued high infection rates stymie reopening efforts.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • 6:47 PM

Latin America Coronavirus Deaths Surpass US and Canada

The Pan American Health Organization estimates that roughly half of all cases in the world now originate from the Americas.

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • 12:55 PM

Mexican Authorities Tally Over 73,000 Disappearances

The majority of recorded disappearances happened after 2006 when the U.S.-funded drug war began.

  • Jul 14, 2020
  • 1:02 PM

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