Venezuela

Dismantle criminal gangs running Amazon mines, UN tells Venezuela

UN says nearly 150 men and women are reported to have died in gold, diamond and bauxite mines since March 2016.

Dismantle criminal gangs running Amazon mines, UN tells Venezuela

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UN: Pandemic could tip 132 million into chronic hunger this year

Billions of people cannot afford a nutritious and healthy diet and the virus fallout will only make it worse, UN warns.

UN: Pandemic could tip 132 million into chronic hunger this year

Latin America

Argentina artists struggle during COVID-19 crisis

Theatres, cinemas and everything related to culture were among the first places to shut down, and they are likely to be the last ones to reopen.

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US squeezes Venezuela oil by pressuring maritime companies

Several firms that certify vessels are seaworthy and ship insurers have withdrawn services to Venezuela.

US squeezes Venezuela oil by pressuring maritime companies

Mexico

Mexico coronavirus deaths fourth highest in the world

Latin American nation reports more than 35,000 deaths from COVID-19, surpassing Italy but behind US, Brazil and UK.

Mexico coronavirus deaths surge to fourth highest in the world

Latin America

COVID-19: Latin America could be 'new hotspot'

Deaths in the region now account for nearly half of daily coronavirus deaths worldwide.

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Security forces accused of human rights abuses

A report by the UN expresses concern about allegations of torture and forced disappearances by security forces.

Infographic

Infographic: How the world's population tripled in 70 years

In 1955, there were 2.8 billion people on Earth. Today, that is the population of China and India alone.

Infographic: How the world's population tripled in 70 years

Coronavirus pandemic

'Living hell': Brazil capital a COVID-19 hotspot after reopening

Under pressure from Jair Bolsonaro, mayors and governors are loosening restrictions even as confirmed infections spike.

'Living hell': Brazil capital a COVID-19 hotspot after reopening

Latin America

Argentinians protest in Buenos Aires against government decisions

Argentina is struggling with recession and inflation and is negotiating with creditors to restructure its foreign debt.

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Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis

UN warns that poverty across the region will rise by 7 percent, an increase equivalent to 45 million people.

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'Not sustainable': Ford says Mexico's virus curbs hurt US plants

Mexico's Chihuahua state, home to Ford engine plant, has restricted employee attendance to 50 percent.

'Not sustainable': Ford says Mexico's virus curbs hurt US plants

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Brazil bows to investor pressure, bans setting fires in Amazon

Investors have warned they will pull funds out of Brazil if the government does not protect the rainforest.

Brazil bows to investor pressure, bans setting fires in Amazon

Latin America

Chile's once robust economy devastated by COVID-19

About 2.5 million people are out of work in the Latin American country and many are going hungry amid the crisis.

Peru

Peru's president calls general election for April 2021

Vizcarra stressed the presidential term could not be extended by 'political crises, the pandemic or other factors'.

Peru's president calls general election for April 2021