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World Apr 30As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors
Brazil has surpassed China — where the virus began — in the official number of COVID-19 deaths this week, prompting Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to say: “So what?"…
Health Apr 17Scant testing in U.S. migration system risks spreading virus
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed 105 cases of the virus in at least 25 separate detention facilities, along with at least 25 employees.
World Apr 07Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world
The devastation wrought by COVID-19 across the developed world in cutting into the financial lifelines for people in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
World Jan 287.7 magnitude earthquake strikes between Jamaica and Cuba, but no injuries
A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba.
World Dec 175 years after detente with US, Cubans say hope has dwindled
The Cuban economy is stagnant, with tourism numbers flat and aid from Venezuela far below its historic peak as Cuba's oil-rich chief ally fights through its own long crisis.
World Oct 29Protests erupt in Chile despite president’s new Cabinet
Thousands of protesters crowded again into central Santiago, and one group set fire to a building that houses a fast-food restaurant and stores.
World Oct 13After violence, Ecuadorians return to streets ahead of talks
Residents of Ecuador's capital ventured out into the streets Sunday despite a 24-hour military curfew, picking their way through piles of burnt tires, chunks of pavement and tree trunks smoldering after a day of violent protests across Quito.
World Oct 12Ecuador’s indigenous protest leaders willing to negotiate
Indigenous leaders of protests that have paralyzed Ecuador's economy for nearly a week said Saturday they were willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the crisis.
World Sep 20Fuel shortage has Cubans waiting hours in line for gas
Increasingly, gas stations are running out with people still waiting in line because of a fuel shortage blamed on the Trump administration.
World Sep 07‘Hour of darkness’ for Bahamas; 43 dead, with toll to rise
Search and rescue teams are still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwaters and debris after Hurricane Dorian, while the official death toll has risen to 43 and is likely to increase even more, top officials said.