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Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says
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Pandemic ‘an opportunity’ for Latin America, regional director of UNDP says

Lucía LACURCIA / AFP - August 25, 2020

His voice is among those that warn of the devastating consequences of the pandemic in Latin America. But for Luis Felipe López-Calva, regional director of the United…

Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia

Beatriz LECUMBERRI and AFP offices - August 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented mental health crisis in the American continent, PAHO warned Tuesday, while the infections once again set off alarms in Spain…

Young Latinos vent pandemic fury after lost 2020
Latin America
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Latin America
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Young Latinos vent pandemic fury after lost 2020

Michelle DELAROSA / AFP - August 13, 2020

For four young adults across Latin America, 2020 was meant to be a year of freedom and opportunity. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic brought confinement and frustration. Classes…

Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America must control pandemic in order to reactivate economy, PAHO argues

Alina DIESTE / AFP - July 31, 2020

Latin America, the region of the world with the most COVID-19 cases, will be unable to reactivate its economy if it fails to curb infections, the Economic…

The virus advances in a world losing faith in authorities
Latin America
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Latin America
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The virus advances in a world losing faith in authorities

Blanca CRUZ / AFP - July 26, 2020

This week, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, more than 280,000 new cases were registered worldwide in 24 hours, figures that force governments to…

Pandemic ‘showing no signs of slowing down’ in the Americas, PAHO says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic ‘showing no signs of slowing down’ in the Americas, PAHO says

Ariela NAVARRO / AFP - July 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic "shows no signs of a slowdown" in the Americas, where the majority of deaths are concentrated in Brazil, Mexico and the United States, the…

Brazil’s skeptical president has virus, US starts WHO withdrawal
Latin America
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Latin America
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Brazil’s skeptical president has virus, US starts WHO withdrawal

Louis GENOT with AFP bureaus - July 8, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the risks of coronavirus, announced Tuesday he has tested positive as the United States -- the epicenter of the…

EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries
Latin America
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Latin America
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EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries

Chantal Valery and AFP bureaus - July 1, 2020

The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where coronavirus deaths are spiking once again, six months…

Latin America, Caribbean may see virus deaths quadruple, PAHO says
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America, Caribbean may see virus deaths quadruple, PAHO says

Julia BENNAROUS and AFP - July 1, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization warned Tuesday the coronavirus death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean could top 400,000 by October without stricter public health measures.…

The US exceeds 2.5 million cases as the pandemic worsens in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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The US exceeds 2.5 million cases as the pandemic worsens in Latin America

Julia BENNAROUS and AFP - June 29, 2020

The United States surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases Saturday, and it continues to worsen in Latin America as a second wave threatens Europe. The death toll from…