Latin America

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    At least 19 killed in Mexico clash

    Agence France-Presse . Ciudad Juarez | Updated at 12:23pm on April 05, 2020

    A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday. At least five armed...

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    Ecuador gathers scores of bodies

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 11:33pm on April 03, 2020

    Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the country’s most populous city Guayaquil amid warnings that...

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    Brazil court orders govt to stop advising against virus isolation

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo, Brazil | Updated at 09:48pm on March 29, 2020

    A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. On...

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    US indicts Maduro for narco-terrorism

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:15pm on March 27, 2020

    The United States indicted Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and several top aides on Thursday for ‘narco-terrorism’ and offered a $15 million reward for information leading...

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    Bolivia announces total quarantine to combat virus

    Agence-France-Presse . Bolivia | Updated at 09:39pm on March 22, 2020

    Bolivia’s government on Saturday announced a complete quarantine to come into effect from Sunday in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus....

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    Violence as Chile marks Pinera’s 2 years in power

    Agence-France-Presse .  Santiago | Updated at 11:22pm on March 12, 2020

    Students clashed with riot police in Chile’s capital Santiago during protests that marked the second anniversary of conservative president Sebastian Pinera taking office on Wednesday...

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    5m have fled Venezuela as abuses continue: UN

    Agence-France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:43pm on March 11, 2020

    Some 4.9 million people have left Venezuela, wracked by years of economic and political crisis, the UN rights chief said Tuesday, decrying ongoing attacks on...

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    One dies of Covid-19 in Panama, Turkey confirms first case

    Agence France-Presse .Panama City / Istanbul | Updated at 05:41pm on March 11, 2020

    Panama reported their first Covid-19 death on Tuesday while Turkey identified its first coronavirus infected patient on Wednesday...

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    Brazil landslides death toll hits 44

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Sao Paulo | Updated at 04:15pm on March 11, 2020

    The death toll from the devastating landslides that occurred one week ago in southeast Brazil’s Sao Paulo state has reached 44, local authorities said Tuesday...

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    First coronavirus death in Latin America reported in Argentina

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Buenos Aires | Updated at 02:47pm on March 08, 2020

    A 64-year-old man infected with COVID-19 died in Argentina on Saturday, becoming the first death related to the virus in South America, the Argentine health...