Latin America and Caribbean News

As coronavirus spreads, some Venezuelans opt to return homeAs Colombia continues with a nationwide lockdown, some Venezuelan migrants are deciding they are better off back in their homeland
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Brazil stumbles into new China diplomatic row over virusChina's embassy in Brazil has responded with outrage at a social media post by Brazil’s Education Minister Abraham Weintraub, calling it “defamatory,” “stigmatizing,” “completely absurd and despicable,” and “having a strongly racist manner.”
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Argentina delays payment on dollar-denominated debtArgentina says it is postponing payment on dollar-denominated bonds until next year in order to prioritize spending the coronavirus pandemic crisis
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Desperate hunt for food by Peru's poor amid virus quarantinePushing a shopping cart with two children, César Alegre emerges from the large, deteriorated house near Peru’s presidential palace that is shared by 45 families to search for food
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at the National Palace in Mexico City, as the press keeps their distance, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Mexico's Treasury reduced its forecast for the year this week to a contraction of the Mexican economy, which was already in a technical recession. Mexico's government has broadened its shutdown of "non essential activities," and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people as a way to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexico: More social spending, no business bailout for virusMexico's president says there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil state seeks federal troops over indigenous killingsThe Brazilian state of Maranhao is asking the federal government to send National Guard troops to the Arariboia Indigenous Territory after a string of attacks, including five killings, targeting tribesmen known for their fight against illegal deforestation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Jose Cepeda takes orders from customers at at Alto del Cabro restaurant amid a government ordered quarantine aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus that is shuttering all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico imposes stricter COVID-19 measures amid lawsuitThe ACLU says it it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional
The Associated Press1 day ago
19 killed in clash between drug gangs in northern MexicoA big shootout between rival Mexican drug gangs has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ex-Honduran leader caught in FIFA scandal dies in U.S. A former president of Honduras convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal has died in the United States
The Associated Press2 days ago
Stores remain closed along Teodoro Sampaio street during a quarantine imposed by Sao Paulo's government to help stop the spread of the new corona virus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report saysBrazilian health officials grappling with the coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America’s largest nation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Jose Cepeda takes orders from customers at at Alto del Cabro restaurant amid a government ordered quarantine aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus that is shuttering all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria has turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this March 26, 2020, photo, relatives of Bella Lamilla the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Ecuador, maintain quarantine in their home in Babahoyo, Ecuador. The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals and families experiencing both physical illness and the less-discussed stigma that can come with it. While there are many stories about good deeds and people coming together, the coronavirus is also bringing out another, darker side of some people: Fear, anger, resentment and shaming. (AP Photo/Mariuxi Orellana)
Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shamingEven as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this March 26, 2020, photo, relatives of Bella Lamilla the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Ecuador, maintain quarantine in their home in Babahoyo, Ecuador. The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals and families experiencing both physical illness and the less-discussed stigma that can come with it. While there are many stories about good deeds and people coming together, the coronavirus is also bringing out another, darker side of some people: Fear, anger, resentment and shaming. (AP Photo/Mariuxi Orellana)
Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shamingEven as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
The Associated Press2 days ago
2nd deported Guatemalan tests positive for coronavirusGuatemala's Health Ministry says a second Guatemalan man has tested positive for the new coronavirus after being deported from the United States
The Associated Press3 days ago
Cuba gives prominent dissident house arrest, reads sentenceCuban dissident José Daniel Ferrer has been placed under house arrest after a court sentenced him to 4 1/2 years in prison for assault and kidnapping but released him from the prison where he had spent the past half year
The Associated Press3 days ago
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