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Woman wearing a mask in the street

Coronavirus: 54.8% of cases imported to Brazil by March 5 came from Italy

In contrast with China and other countries where the disease spread slowly, in Brazil more than 300 people started the epidemic; most were passengers flying in from Italy

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

3 Latin American news during the contingency

These are the most important events that happen in Latin America while the attention is focused on the Coronavirus

Virus particles.

Latin American scientific findings about the coronavirus

Scientists Javier Jaimes, Irene Bosch and Marina Escalera-Zamudio, are currently conducting research on the diagnosis and cure of COVID-19

Woman wearing a face mask sitting on her travel suitcase at an airport.

Coronavirus and social classes in Latin America

In the upper classes of some countries the first cases were manifested, to later expand among the low-income population

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

Investigation against Bolsonaro begins

After the wave of criticism unleashed against Bolsonaro for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, a new scandal puts the president in the eye of the hurricane

Woman carries a sign with the names of the human rights leaders who have been assassinated in Colombia.

Why are they killing social leaders in Colombia?

The State cares more about knowing the numbers of dead social leaders than identifying those responsible for their deaths

Woman wearing mask at the supermarket.

Is 'Pico y Género' a care policy?

'Pico y género', a gender-based lockdown measure to control the spread of COVID-19, may strengthen the violence against transgender and intersexual people.

Prison regime in El Salvador.

State of emergency in Salvadoran prisons

Thousands of inmates in the prison centers of El Salvador are in total confinement, sitting one after the other, handcuffed and unable to move

Female scientist with a petri dish

Coronavirus: test are lacking in Latin America

The reason for the exponential increase in deaths in Ecuador may be due to the lack of access to diagnostic tests, which is happening throughout the region

Woman in the kitchen.

Does quarantine reinforce gender roles?

The total quarantine decreed in Colombia may reinforce the traditional gender roles and overload women with household and caring unpaid work.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico.

Coronavirus challenges Latin American governments

From network control to sectoral quarantines, these have been the hectic decisions of Latin American presidents.

View of a street in Quito, Ecuador.

Ecuador and Coronavirus: (un) expected crisis

Here is a summary of the situation Ecuador is going through in the midst of the global public health crisis

Covers on a computer.

Coronavirus: state of emergency in Latin America

Latin American countries have declared a state of emergency due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. What does this mean?

View of Villa 31 neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina: 4 million people live in precarious conditions

That number corresponds to people who live living in slums, towns, and settlements in precarious conditions.

 

 

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