As cases of Covid-19 cases continue to rise, more than 7,400 and 123 deaths up to now, Bolivia and Colombia became the latest countries to impose total lockdowns.
Here are the latest measures taken in several Latin American countries to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Antonio Guterres calls for an immediate cease-fire around the world including the conflicts in Syria, which is in its tenth year, and in Yemen to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
The riot was triggered by an attempted mass breakout from La Modelo prison as the capital Bogota was on a weekend lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
While the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions are the hardest hit by the virus, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that young people were also vulnerable.
With borders slamming shut, schools and businesses closing and increasingly drastic restrictions on movement, tens of millions of people across EU and Turkey are heeding official calls to isolate themselves and slow the spread of the virus.
The race, known as "Llamingada" takes place every year in Llanganates National Park to raise awareness among indigenous communities about the importance of the park's care.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira turned the Super Bowl halftime show into a giant Latin dance party, wowing the sold-out crowd with their greatest hits.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
Here are photos summarising the events that took place in the last 24 hours around the world.
Several thousand Colombians continued their protest against President Ivan Duque by banging pots and pans late into the evening in the latest show of rejection against his conservative government.
Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems and calls for another protest.
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