World Jan 17

Outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in El Salvador
Omicron slamming South American hospitals as workers fall ill

The coronavirus' omicron variant is barreling across South America and pressuring hospitals whose employees are getting infected and taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19's third wave.

World Feb 29

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Venezuela’s oil-rich city crippled by ongoing crises

The once-wealthy South American country of Venezuela is in the midst of political, economic and humanitarian crises made more severe by U.S. sanctions. And Venezuela's second-largest city, Maracaibo, was at one time the jewel of its petroleum economy. But the…

Jul 28

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France

On the Champs-Elysees fittingly bathed in the yellow of a golden dusk, a Tour de France for the ages crowned a champion of an unusually young age on Sunday: 22-year-old Egan Bernal, South America's first winner of cycling's greatest race.