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Covid-19: Europe surges again this week
Latin America
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Latin America
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Covid-19: Europe surges again this week

AFP - October 23, 2020

The number of people infected by the novel coronavirus continued to surge in Europe over the past week, while also increasing in Africa and America and abating…

Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts
Latin America
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Latin America
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Misinformation threatens response to Covid-19 in the Americas, PAHO alerts

AFP - October 21, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned Wednesday that misinformation threatens the response to Covid-19 in the American continent, in particular with regard to a vaccine against…

PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PAHO emphasizes risk of international travel, reopening too soon

Alina DIESTE / AFP - September 17, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted on Wednesday the "limited impact" of pre-travel coronavirus tests to control the spread of COVID-19 and called on countries to…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…

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

What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants

Katherine Stanley Obando / Yes! Magazine - July 25, 2020

With darkness closing in around her in April 2018, Elizabeth, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan law student, clutched her 1-year-old baby in her arms as she waded through a…

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…

Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line
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News
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Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line

AFP and The Tico Times - July 3, 2020

Unemployed and emotionally worn, Nicaraguan doctors fired from the public health system for criticizing the government's handling of the pandemic remain on the front lines, fighting COVID-19…

Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 12, 2020

The second pandemic wave in Costa Rica has struck the Northern Zone, where vulnerable populations have become the country’s new coronavirus epicenter.  Dozens of cases have emerged…

Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19

AFP - June 11, 2020

At least eight doctors working for Nicaragua's public health system were sacked on Tuesday for criticizing President Daniel Ortega's government for a slow response to the coronavirus…