Latin America

Coronavirus-fuelled racism adds to Haitians' plight in Chile

Haitians in Chile often live in dire conditions and many are afraid to seek help for fear of being deported.

Chile

Total lockdown for Chile capital after surge in virus cases

Santiago's total quarantine comes amid a resurgence in cases in the wealthier eastern areas of the city.

Total lockdown for Chile capital after surge in virus cases

Latin America

COVID-19 cases soar in Brazil, Chile amid accusations of neglect

As number of victims mounts in Brazil and Chile, governments are under fire for failing to mount adequate response to crisis.

Coronavirus pandemic

Chile's sanitation workers exposed to coronavirus

Sanitation work is unhygienic and smelly, but now it is much more dangerous.

Latin America

Chile scientists create coronavirus 'smell test'

Researchers in Chile develop kit to check asymptomatic coronavirus patients by testing to see if they have lost sense of smell.

Coronavirus pandemic

El Salvador inmates crammed together in prison lockdown

The lockdown comes amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Latin America's unruly prisons.

Coronavirus pandemic

Health workers harassed and threatened in Chile and beyond

Cases of discrimination against medical personnel, even physical attacks, are on the rise.

AJ IMPACT

Latin America economy: IMF forecasts strong regional recession

The IMF predicts the region will suffer its worst recession in half a century.

Latin America

Copper masks made by Chile company in COVID-19 fight

For centuries, copper has been used to repel certain bacteria and viruses, and a Chilean company is now using the metal to address a mask shortage.

Coronavirus pandemic

How quarantined Chileans are keeping their protest movement alive

From banging pots to virtual art, activists are organising at home and online to continue protests over inequality.

How quarantined Chileans are keeping their protest movement alive

Latin America

Latin America turns to faith during coronavirus pandemic

As COVID-19 sweeps across the economically struggling region, many Catholics turn to church for support.

Latin America

Latin American governments struggle to fight coronavirus

COVID-19 pandemic has hit Latin America at one of the worst possible times, when the region is facing slow economic growth and, in some countries, a recession.

AJ Impact

Chile to create $2bn fund to help informal workers hurt by virus

Chile's president said the 'emergency measures' would benefit 2.6 million informal workers.

Chile to create $2bn fund to help informal workers hurt by virus

Latin America

Life under lockdown: Chileans getting creative

Creativity in captivity - people in Chile are socialising and keeping in shape under lockdown in different ways.

Reporter's Notebook

Outrage over Pinera photo at quarantined protest site

Sebastian Pinera sparks outcry after posing for picture at ground zero of Chile's protest movement amid COVID-19 quarantine.

Outrage in Chile over Pinera photo at quarantined protest site