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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 26, 2020

The Panamanian government has for now ruled out the ​​hiring of Cuban doctors to combat COVID-19, amid protests from the health union and warnings from the United…

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…

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…

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…

Scientists from Costa Rica develop camera to disinfect COVID-19 masks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Scientists from Costa Rica develop camera to disinfect COVID-19 masks

Blanca CRUZ / AFP - July 27, 2020

Costa Rican scientists developed a camera that uses ultraviolet light and plasma to disinfect masks used by health personnel in the fight against COVID-19, the state-run Costa…

Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession
Latin America
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Latin America
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Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 27, 2020

Colombian pilot Juan Salazar has gone from fighting the FARC guerrilla in his country to selling homemade bread in Panama as he faces the economic crisis caused…

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…

Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America

Lucía LACURCIA and AFP - July 19, 2020

Long confinements and widespread pessimism in Latin America due to the advance of the coronavirus and the economic debacle have fueled tensions, which in some cases are…

Panamanian doctors protest amid explosion of coronavirus cases
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panamanian doctors protest amid explosion of coronavirus cases

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 17, 2020

Panamanian doctors increased their protests, demanding supplies and additional personnel to attend to the coronavirus pandemic that Thursday exceeded 50,000 infected people. Fifty doctors protested in front…