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Air transport in Central America lost 157 routes due to pandemic
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Air transport in Central America lost 157 routes due to pandemic

AFP - April 29, 2021

Air transport from Central America and the Dominican Republic lost 157 routes last year due to the pandemic, which meant 11,095 flights stopped operating, reported the Central…

PAHO requests vaccines for the Americas, still ‘under the clutches’ of Covid
Latin America
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Latin America
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PAHO requests vaccines for the Americas, still ‘under the clutches’ of Covid

Alina DIESTE / AFP - April 28, 2021

PAHO, the American office of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the region is still "under the clutches" of Covid-19 and asked countries with additional doses…

US VP Harris to discuss migration surge with Guatemalan president
Latin America
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Latin America
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US VP Harris to discuss migration surge with Guatemalan president

AFP - April 23, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Central America in June and hold virtual talks next week with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on the migrant surge at the…

WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025
Latin America
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Latin America
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WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025

The Tico Times - April 22, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to end malaria in 25 countries by 2025, including Honduras, Guatemala and Panama, thanks to a new initiative launched this Wednesday.…

2021 LatAm growth won’t offset pandemic economic decline: UN
Latin America
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Latin America
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2021 LatAm growth won’t offset pandemic economic decline: UN

AFP - April 21, 2021

Projected economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021 will not offset 2020 losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, nor will it roll back increases…

Massive increase of migrant children at Mexico-US border: UNICEF
Latin America
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Latin America
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Massive increase of migrant children at Mexico-US border: UNICEF

AFP - April 20, 2021

The number of migrant children trying to reach the United States from Mexico has increased ninefold since the beginning of the year, UNICEF said on Monday. The…

Human smugglers reap billions selling the American Dream
Latin America
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Latin America
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Human smugglers reap billions selling the American Dream

Yussel Gonzalez / AFP with Herika Martinez in Ciudad Juarez - April 19, 2021

The tide of migrants sweeping across Mexico to the US border is not just a humanitarian crisis -- it is also a highly organized, multibillion-dollar trafficking business…

Latin America pandemic recovery lagging, IMF says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America pandemic recovery lagging, IMF says

AFP - April 15, 2021

Latin America's recovery from the pandemic crisis is lagging the rest of the world and the economy will not return to its pre-pandemic level until 2024, the…

Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants
Latin America
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Latin America
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Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants

AFP - April 14, 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will visit Mexico and Guatemala as part of her mission to address the "root causes" of an influx in…

US border apprehensions soar 70% in March to 15-year high
Latin America
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Latin America
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US border apprehensions soar 70% in March to 15-year high

Paul HANDLEY / AFP - April 13, 2021

Apprehensions of undocumented migrants on the US border with Mexico soared 70% in March to 172,331, hitting the highest level in 15 years, data showed Thursday, in a…