EASY STEPS: How to keep safe A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms? CONTAINMENT: What it means to self-isolate MAPS AND CHARTS: Visual guide to the outbreak Read more from Reality Check … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What are the numbers out of Latin America?
“In a region which experienced a significant number of political crises and protests in 2019,” Guterres warned that “increasing inequalities, exclusion and discrimination in the context of COVID-19 affect adversely the enjoyment of human rights and democratic developments, potentially even leading to civil unrest, if left unaddressed.” … [Read more...] about UN says Latin America and Caribbean are COVID-19 `hot spot’
Before the pandemic, Chile was shaken by a wave of protests that caused deep shocks to the economy. It has since been hard hit by the pandemic, ranking seventh globally with the highest number of Covid-19 infections and third in Latin America, according to Johns Hopkins University figures. … [Read more...] about Unemployment soars in Latin America in the wake of the coronavirus
The actual deaths due to the virus are likely even greater. In an interview with the Washington Post, Mexico's Undersecretary of Health Hugo López-Gatell said a soon-to-be-published government report suggests there were three times as many deaths in Mexico City from March through May as would be expected in a normal year. He told the paper that of those extra deaths, "...it's probable that the majority are covid." … [Read more...] about Hundreds of thousands more could die from Covid-19 in Latin America, agency warns
Manicurist Flavia Ferreira cries while she talks about her situation in Rio on April 15. Ferreira hadn't worked since a quarantine was put in place in Rio. She received donations of food from a cultural center and from neighbors in her favela. … [Read more...] about Latin America is losing the battle against coronavirus