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A brigade of health professionals, who volunteered to travel to the West Indies, walk back to their campus after posing for news photographers, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The medical teams will travel on Saturday to the dual-island country Saint Kitts and Nevis, to assist local authorities with an upsurge of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US The Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs _ the dispatch of medical workers around the globe
The Associated Press5 hours ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexican economy may contract by 4 to 8% in 2020Mexico's Treasury predicts the country's economy will contract by as much as 3.9% in 2020 the face of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, but private analysts are making even more dire predictions: the country's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador homicides drop; experts point to virus lock-downEl Salvador's once-startling homicide numbers have fallen  again, and some experts say the lock-down for the coronavirus pandemic may be playing a role
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrant dies in Mexico detention center riot over virus fearA Guatemalan migrant is dead following a riot at an immigration detention center in Mexico where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions that they say could expose them to the new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico allows 46 British passengers to leave cruise shipMexico has allowed 46 British citizens to disembark from a cruise ship off its Caribbean coast and fly home
The Associated Press1 day ago
A worker organizes bottles to be filled with antiseptic alcohol at the Santa Teresa rum factory in La Victoria, Aragua state, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Venezuela's premier rum distillery and one of Venezuela's few private businesses says that most of its production will be for antiseptic alcohol, in an effort to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan crown jewel rum distillery takes on coronavirus The Santa Teresa distillery in Venezuela has lifted spirits for generations with its amber-red rum, famous around the world for being slowly sipped over ice or mixed into cocktails like the Cuba Libre
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fifth Guajajara tribesman killed in Brazil in five monthsA member of the Brazilian indigenous group known for its forest guardians who fight illegal deforestation in their territory has been slain
The Associated Press2 days ago
National Guard personnel carry out bio screening on arriving passengers at the Luis Muñoz Marin Airport in an effort to detect and isolate the new coronavirus, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico acknowledges missteps as coronavirus peak loomsPuerto Rico's newest health secretary has acknowledged a series of mistakes the government has committed as the U.S. territory prepares for a peak in coronavirus cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rights, press groups condemn killing of Mexican journalistHuman rights and press freedom groups are condemning the murder of a Mexican journalist, at least the 12th such killing since the current president took office in December 2018
The Associated Press2 days ago
A food delivery worker crosses Reforma Avenue, normally congested with traffic, in Mexico City, Friday, March 27, 2020. City authorities announced measures to deal with the new coronavirus such as closing bars, discos, museums, zoos, cinemas, theaters and gyms. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delayMexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters and journalists as he arrives to give a news conference on the new coronavirus at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, March 27, 2020. Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Bolsonaro is calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. (AP Photo/Andre Borges)
Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claimsMajor social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who are lining up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
Soldiers stand in formation before disinfecting wagons for the new coronavirus at the central train station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where trains connect cities within the state, Thursday, March 26, 2020. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Correction: Brazilian churches bristle at virus quarantinesIn a story March 31 about Brazilian churches bristling at quarantine measures, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Presbyterian choir members in the U.S. were infected by the new coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this July 12, 2019 file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about an upcoming show in Madrid, Spain. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the American Guild of Musical Artists said Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers, after two investigations found sexual harassment allegations against him to be credible. The guild said he will also contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirusTenor Placido Domingo says he is resting at home after catching coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
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