Dengue

'Dengue kills too': Latin America faces two epidemics at once

Experts expect 2020 to be marked by high rates of dengue, which can fill ICUs even absent the pressures of coronavirus.

'Dengue kills too': Latin America faces two epidemics at once

AJ Impact

Coronavirus clips the wings of the world's second-oldest airline

Colombia-based Avianca filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure government aid to pay off its debts.

Coronavirus clips the wings of the world's second-oldest airline

Latin America

Colombia: 30 percent of prisoners infected with COVID-19

Why a coronavirus outbreak at a prison in central Colombia is causing fear beyond the walls of the facility.

Latin America

Colombia steps up coca eradication operations during lockdown

Human rights organisations in Colombia have criticised the government for stepping up its efforts to eradicate coca plants during the pandemic.

The Green Read

A coronavirus crimewave: How illegal loggers are profiteering

Illegal loggers are accelerating deforestation, further increasing the risk from zoonotic diseases like COVID-19.

A coronavirus crimewave: How illegal loggers are profiteering

Venezuela

Venezuela says eight killed in foiled 'invasion by sea'

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says 'mercenary terrorists' launched attack from Colombia.

Venezuela says eight killed in foiled 'invasion by sea'

Latin America

Colombia ousts 11 military officials in spying probe

Officials under investigation over allegations of spying on journalists, politicians, judges and other army officers.

Colombia ousts 11 military officials in spying probe

Inside Story

Is another peace deal in Colombia possible?

Colombia's largest armed group says it will resume warfare after a month-long ceasefire.

Colombia

Indigenous in Colombia take on armed groups - and coronavirus

Indigenous communities across Colombia are mounting a unified strategy to combat COVID-19.

Indigenous in Colombia take on armed groups - and coronavirus

Latin America

Colombia mayors move to block people from returning to work

While construction and manufacturing sectors have been allowed to restart, local leaders say it is too soon.

Coronavirus pandemic

An SOS: Colombians hang red rags for help amid COVID-19 lockdown

Red rags, T-shirts dot Colombia's impoverished areas - a sign that many need food, help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An SOS: Colombians hang red rags for help amid COVID-19 lockdown

Latin America

Colombians starve as funds to combat COVID-19 crisis embezzled

As governments struggle to reach all those in need, many have resorted to hanging red rags from their windows to signal they need help.

Coronavirus pandemic

Violence against women up amid Latin America COVID-19 lockdowns

Activists say women are now at greater risk across a region already suffering from high rates of gender-based violence.

Violence against women up amid Latin America COVID-19 lockdowns

Latin America

Venezuelan migrants at risk of COVID-19

Venezuelan couriers are now being seen as essential in Colombia's capital but the personal cost could be high.

Coronavirus pandemic

Returning Venezuelans face 'nightmare' coronavirus quarantine

Advocates say migrants returning to Venezuela amid coronavirus lockdowns are forced into unsanitary gov't quarantine.

Returning Venezuelans face 'nightmare' coronavirus quarantine