Regina Garcia’s Recent Stories
World Jun 07Peru’s presidential runoff election too close to call
A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president have traded the lead in a tight race for Peru's presidency.
World May 15Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians
The young men and women have become the voices for Colombians fed up with a government they say has mismanaged the coronavirus pandemic and crushed hopes of a better future.
World Apr 23Venezuela’s Maduro begins allowing aid against hunger, virus
Maduro for years had rejected numerous humanitarian aid offers as unnecessary and as veiled attempts by the United States and other hostile forces to destabilize his socialist government. That stance appears to have wavered amid continuing hardships.
World Feb 03Ecuador to pick new president amid deepening economic crisis
Voters in Ecuador are heading to the polls to pick a new president amid a deepening economic crisis exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation Nov 26Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving
Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has upended traditions at dinner tables all around the country.
Economy Sep 02Critics say temporary eviction ban will only delay wave of homelessness
The order announced Tuesday stops many evictions until the end of the year. But housing advocates say that without rent relief and billions of dollars for landlords, it only delays a wave of debt and homelessness.
Health Jun 19Vulnerable U.S. Latino communities hard hit by COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads deeper across America, it is ravaging through Latino communities from the mid-Atlantic to the Southwest, infecting them at alarmingly high rates and amplifying the inequalities they live with.
Health May 14Virus tests hospitals in pockets of U.S. as some states reopen
Coronavirus outbreaks are testing the public health networks in pockets of the U.S., while some states prepare to lift lockdown measures, seeing signs of progress.
Nation Apr 30Baltimore turns to aerial surveillance to combat homicides
Starting Friday, the roughly 600,000 people living in Baltimore will be constantly recorded whenever they step out under the open sky.
Nation Mar 18Getting coronavirus updates in Spanish is mixed bag in U.S.
The outreach to Spanish-speaking communities has been mixed. The federal government has done little, but the CDC does have coronavirus information available in Spanish on its website, although it is hard to find.