Long COVID a Growing Threat to Latino Communities

The prevalence of long COVID among Latinos —who are more likely to report symptoms of long COVID compared with non-Latinos— could worsen longstanding health inequities and force families to make tough decisions around treatment.

  • Jul 19, 2023
  • 1:13 PM

The Politics of COVID-19 (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria Hinojosa is joined by her In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela, co-founder of EquisLabs Carlos Odio, and award-winning journalist Tanzina Vega, as they discuss the last two years of the pandemic and what to expect from Latino voters in the upcoming midterms.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 11:55 AM

COVID-19 Asylum Limits at US-Mexico Border to End May 23

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it is ending a policy that limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government said it was already making plans to erect tents and take other steps to prepare for an expected influx of migrants.

  • Apr 1, 2022
  • 4:26 PM

Puerto Rico Widens Booster Requirements Amid COVID-19 Surge

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that he will require public school students age 12 and older and all people in the tourism and entertainment sectors to get booster shots as the U.S. territory fights a surge in COVID-19 cases.

  • Jan 13, 2022
  • 3:18 PM

Puerto Rico Police Detain Fugitive Couple in COVID-19 Case

A couple accused of refusing to fill out the required COVID-19 entry form at Puerto Rico’s airport and providing proof of a negative test for the coronavirus were detained after they locked themselves in their minivan for several hours, prompting police to send a negotiator, officials said Wednesday.

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • 2:15 PM

Mexican President Announces He Has COVID-19 for 2nd Time

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president announced Monday he has come down with COVID-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce.

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • 7:57 PM

As Omicron Spikes, Mexico President Calls It ‘a Little COVID’

As coronavirus cases spike in Mexico and tests become scarce, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told Mexicans Monday to just assume they had COVID-19 if they had symptoms. The number of confirmed cases spiked by 186 percent last week.

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • 6:05 PM

Puerto Rico Battles COVID-19 Surge, Imposes New Measures

Puerto Rico on Tuesday imposed new measures to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed medical staff in the U.S. territory and led to temporary shortages of testing kits.

  • Jan 4, 2022
  • 11:52 AM

‘Dramatic’ Change in Mortality Profile Due to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

A month after Gov. Pedro Pierluisi eliminated the key protection measures related to COVID-19, virus-related deaths in Puerto Rico saw a rebound that nearly reached the level of the highest peak of mortality of the entire pandemic. The difference was that this time most of the people who died were significantly younger.

  • Dec 17, 2021
  • 10:33 AM

The Setbacks of the Management of COVID-19 in Haiti

Without massive testing and no comprehensive mortality statistics, it is impossible to quantify how many people have been infected and died of COVID-19 in Haiti. But one thing is certain, Haitian health authorities have not had control over the spread of the virus in the country.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 11:46 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Watch ‘The Facility,’ a Close-Up of ICE Abuses During COVID (VIDEO)

‘The Facility’ documents through video-conference recordings of the testimony of two immigrants, interned at Irwin for months at the start of the pandemic, how immigrant detention centers were grossly ill-prepared to handle the spread of COVID-19.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 1:09 PM

Mexico Sends Some Minors to U.S. to Get COVID Vaccine

Scores of Mexican adolescents were bused to California on Thursday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as efforts get underway across Mexico to get shots in the arms of teens.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 1:32 PM

Día de los Muertos Vigil for El Milagro Workers Who Died From COVID

On Tuesday, El Milagro workers gathered outside one of the tortillería’s Chicago locations for a Día de los Muertos vigil in honor of five coworkers who died from COVID-19.

  • Nov 3, 2021
  • 2:47 PM

OPINION: COVID and Latinx Homelessness in Los Angeles

Time will tell if Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s homeless programs will live up to expectations. But many Angelenos like myself believe these programs are not enough.

  • Oct 7, 2021
  • 10:41 AM

COVID and Domestic Violence

During the pandemic the stress of layoffs, the closing of schools, bars and gyms, plus the financial instability, led to an increase of domestic violence cases. Increased stress and proximity created this secondary crisis.

  • Oct 5, 2021
  • 2:00 PM

Cuba Launches Commercial Exports of COVID-19 Vaccines

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has begun commercial exports of its homegrown COVID-19 vaccines, sending shipments of the three-dose Abdala vaccine to Vietnam and Venezuela.

  • Sep 27, 2021
  • 4:52 PM

OPINION: A Cardinal’s All-Too-Human COVID Hypocrisy

It’s all too familiar: yet another COVID-positive anti-vaxxer was in the hospital on a ventilator.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 5:24 PM

Mexico, Facing Its Third COVID-19 Wave, Shows the Dangers of Weak Federal Coordination

A more evidence-based approach would have helped Mexico over the past 18 months, and it still can going forward.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 7:44 AM

In the Midst of the Delta Variant Surge, a Cautious Ray of Hope With the Decline of Latino COVID-19 Deaths

Despite much darkness and gloom regarding the massive loss of Latino lives and the recent surge of the Delta variant, there is a ray of hope.

  • Jul 27, 2021
  • 3:10 PM

The COVID Corruption Scandals of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro

Calls for impeachment grow louder in Brazil as President Jair Bolsonaro finds himself at the center of various scandals and investigations into his government’s handling of the COVID pandemic.

  • Jun 30, 2021
  • 10:30 AM

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition)

Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021

  • May 28, 2021
  • 1:01 PM

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