Authorities in the Pacific port city say they've received a donation of 1,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers, and delivered them for use in two local cemeteries.
Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner seeks forgiveness from people as police collect at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the most populous city Guayaquil.
The victims were miners who were working despite the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Most Colombians are quarantined by government order, but mining is among the activities exempted.
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.
A joint military and police task force sent out to gather corpses in the horror-struck port city collected 150 bodies in just three days, government spokesman Jorge Wated said.
The opposition leader, who is recognised as the country's interim president by more than 50 countries, has been repeatedly targeted by the government in a number of legal cases.
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.
The US offered a $15 million reward for information that leads to the arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after indicting him on allegations of "narco-terrorism."
Here are the latest measures taken in several Latin American countries to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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.
The global lending institution is meant to foster economic cooperation but has come under criticism for being biased in the wake of a terrible pandemic spreading across the globe.
"Unfortunately, the Fund is not in a position to consider this request," because there is "no clarity" on international recognition of the country's government, the Washington-based institution said in a statement.
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