Thirty-nine percent of Brazilians disapprove of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus crisis, up six points from two weeks ago, a poll shows.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
Twitter explained in a statement that it had recently expanded its global rules on managing content that contradicted public health information from official sources and could put people at greater risk of transmitting Covid-19.
Here are the latest measures taken in several Latin American countries to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Botched responses from governments have ranged from denial to disinformation while exacerbating a global leadership vacuum.
Coronavirus has infected more than 230,000 people worldwide and killed around 10,000 as countries race to slow deadly virus from spreading. Here's what's happening on March 19:
On Monday, a total of 1,389 people escaped from four jails – Mongagua, Tremembe, Porto Feliz and Mirandopolis – that allow prisoners to leave to work or study during the day and return to the facility at night.
The combination of a viral pandemic and an oil shock may have brought us to the brink of an economic crisis – with no end in sight.
Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will remain in jail in Paraguay after judge rejects his lawyer's request that he be released on bail or to house arrest in fake passport case, public prosecutor says.
The Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a trade spat over US metal tariffs.
Flash floods, landslides and other havoc wrought by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in recent days in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro while another 25 are missing.
Violent storms in recent days have dumped a month's worth of rain on some areas in a matter of hours, devastating the southern coast of Sao Paulo state and poor neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
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