Covid-19 has killed more than 4.5M people and infected over 221M globally. Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments for September 7.
President Nayib Bukele's government insists the move will give many Salvadorans access to bank services for the first time.
People were evacuating high-risk areas and lining up to buy supplies as Louisiana braced for Hurricane Ida, which was expected to strengthen to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane when it hits the southern United States this weekend.
The country’s Central Bank will set rules for such currencies and determine how to license providers of related services.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control listed Alvaro Lopez Miera, a Cuban military and political leader, and the Interior Ministry Special Brigade, as among those who will face the latest sanctions.
Thousands of people attended the government-organised rally in Havana to denounce the US trade embargo and reaffirm their support for Cuba's revolution, a week after unprecedented protests rocked the communist-run country.
Cubans are tired of their deteriorating economic situation, featuring daily power cuts, shortages of food and medicine, and a record spike in pandemic cases.
Havana has blamed the US sanctions for perpetuating an economic crisis that has forced people to come out in protest.
Thousands of Cubans took part in demonstrations, chanting: "Down with the dictatorship," as President Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed the uprising on the US pursuing a "policy of economic suffocation to provoke social unrest in the country."
Thousands of people have joined rallies across the country as they express anger over food and energy shortages.
The storm heads north toward the Florida Keys, gaining slightly in intensity after leaving a trail of destruction through the Caribbean that claimed at least three lives.
Tropical Storm Elsa brought heavy rain to Jamaica, while the weather along the southern parts of neighbouring Cuba's east coast also deteriorated.
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