Latin America and Caribbean News

A young man walks in an empty Plaza de la Fe, in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Restaurants are empty, there's little traffic in the streets and beach tourists are sparse headed into Holy Week despite the government's encouragement for Nicaraguans to go about their normal lives. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Nicaragua inaction on virus raises fears of regional spreadInternational health officials are warning that the Nicaraguan government’s perplexing weekslong refusal to take measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus is heightening the risk of an epidemic in Central America even as neighboring countries take tough action
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexico agency urges probe of 'home delivery' sex servicesA Mexican government body is calling on authorities to investigate nightclubs that are advertising home delivery of table dances and other services amid the crackdown on large public gatherings and nonessential services during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Guatemala to resume deportation flights from US next weekThe Guatemalan government says it will resume receiving deportation flights from the United States next week
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Workers pull dollies loaded with boxes of produce past a decontamination tent at the Centro de Abastos, the main food distribution center in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The tent was set up a measure to help slow down the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico loses almost 350,000 jobs because of coronavirusMexico's Labor Department says the country has lost 346,748 jobs since mid-March due to the economic impact of coronavirus and distancing measures imposed to fights its spread
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A boy looks on from his window at the Paraisopolis slum during a quarantine imposed by the the state government to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
AP Interview: 'Lula' says Bolsonaro a disaster amid pandemicIn home isolation just months after his release from jail, Brazil’s former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said President Jair Bolsonaro needs to change his dismissive approach to the new coronavirus or risk being forced from office before the end of his term in December 2022
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexico reports 108 COVID-19 deaths in US, most in New YorkThe Mexican government says at least 108 Mexicans have died of complications related to COVID-19 in the United States, more than half of those in New York
The Associated Press19 hours ago
People transporting the remains of deceased loved ones wait in a slow moving line outside Jardines de la Esperanza Cemetery to hold burials in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday, April 6, 2020. Guayaquil, a normally bustling city that has become a hot spot in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, also has untold numbers dying of unrelated diseases that can't be treated because hospitals are overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Luis Perez)
Ecuador struggles to bury coronavirus dead; some bodies lostBurying the dead from the coronavirus is proving to be an agonizing odyssey in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, a sweltering metropolis of 2.6 million people and one of Latin America's most infected population centers
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A worker from the Unidos de Padre Miguel samba school cuts fabric to make scrubs during the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Samba schools that a spend all year making Carnival costumes have turned their sewing machines to a different purpose, making scrubs and face masks for medical workers. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Rio samba schools start sewing scrubs in coronavirus effortRio de Janeiro’s samba schools usually spend the year furiously sewing costumes for the city’s blowout Carnival celebration
The Associated Press1 day ago
A member of cleaning crew washes metro car as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms. For others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause many other serious illnesses, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico urges end to harassment of health workers in pandemicWhile tributes to courageous medical personnel putting themselves in the virus' path circle the globe, Mexico and some other places have seen disturbing aggression born of fear
The Associated Press1 day ago
Court finds ex-Ecuador president guilty of corruptionAn Ecuadorian court has found former President Rafael Correa guilty of corruption and sentenced him to eight years in prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the worldThe devastation wrought by COVID-19 across the developed world in cutting into the financial lifelines for people in Latin America, Africa and Asia
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer, center, lies at anchor surrounded by two cargo ships off the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, Sunday, April 5, 2020. The Greg Mortimer with 211 people onboard has had at least 81 of them diagnosed with COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the coronavirusNearly 60 percent of 217 people _ many from Australia, Europe and the United States _ on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
The trumpet of firefighter Elielson Silva lays on the back of a truck before he performs from the top of a tall ladder for residents cooped up at home, during a lockdown to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Rio’s firefighters were the front line of the state government’s initial campaign to raise awareness about the need for people to isolate themselves and help contain the virus' spread.  (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Rio firefighter trades hose for horn to extinguish the bluesRio de Janeiro firefighter Elielson Silva has devised a novel approach to curing the coronavirus blues: he boards a fire truck's retractable ladder that ferries him up to heights as high as 200 feet and, from his lofty perch, plays Brazilian tunes on the trumpet
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemicA raucous beach party thrown by several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite has led to a cluster of coronavirus cases
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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 Press2 days ago
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