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Deaths and desperation mount in Ecuador, epicenter of coronavirus pandemic in Latin America

Dead bodies are lying at home and in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a city so hard-hit by coronavirus that overfilled hospitals are turning away even very ill patients and funeral homes are unavailable for burial. Data on deaths and infections is incomplete in Ecuador,...

Coronavirus exposes Latin American tourism to an economic earthquake

The llamas of Machu Picchu will be able to graze freely and without fear of selfies for at least 15 days. The coronavirus crisis has reached the heights of the busy Inca citadel, which this week has hung the closed sign. The tranquility of animals...

Chile and Argentina Report First Confirmed Cases of the Coronavirus

Chile confirmed on Tuesday the first positive case of the novel coronavirus in the country: a 33-year-old man who traveled for about a month to Singapore, Health Minister Jaime Mañalich confirmed. "We have to confirm that we have the first case for coronavirus in our...

First Case of Coronavirus in Latin America Confirmed in Brazil

A 61-year-old man who traveled to Italy earlier this month is the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in Latin America, Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday. "We will now see how this virus behaves in a tropical country in the middle of summer, how...

Brazil Poll Shows Growing Rejection of Bolsonaro

The far-right government’s positive rating had already declined in Ibope’s four previous polls this year, falling from 35 percent in April. Its negative rating has risen from 27 percent in April. The approval rating of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is dropping steadily and its...

2014-2020 period will mark the lowest growth in the last seven decades for Latin American economies

The economic overview for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019 is occurring in a particularly complex context, reports the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The region is exhibiting an economic deceleration that is widespread and synchronized among countries and sectors,...

Suriname court convicts president of murder

A military court in Suriname on Friday convicted President Desi Bouterse of murder for the execution of 15 opponents in 1982, plunging the South American country into political uncertainty. Opposition parties called on Bouterse, who is on a state visit to China, to step down....

The Latin American left isn’t dead yet

Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay will all hold presidential elections in October. And, for now, leftists are strong contenders in all three countries. This is a somewhat unexpected development. Beginning in 2015, conservatives toppled major leftist strongholds, including in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The socially progressive...

Why South America did not develop as much as North America

There are four main reasons why South America did not develop as much as North America. To be clear, the meaningful contrast is between Anglo-America and Latin America, since Mexico and arguably Central America are part of North America, but they had histories similar...

Colombia’s peace process under stress

Three years after negotiating a landmark peace agreement with the Colombian government, a top commander of the now defunct FARC guerrilla group has called for “a new stage in the armed struggle.” FARC commander Iván Márquez issued a return to armed struggle in a video...

Travelers Will Have Direct More Routes To And From Costa Rica

More flights to North America and Europe will be available to travelers at the end of the year due to the increase in both frequencies and routes. Meanwhile, there will be fewer flights with connections in the region due to the reorganization of Avianca, while...

Ecuador: Women Demand Decriminalization of Abortion in Rape Cases

Dozens of women protested Tuesday outside the Ecuadorian National Assembly in the capital of Quito, demanding the decriminalization of abortion in cases of rape. Lawmakers are currently debating penal reforms, including one that would expand abortion access. Holding signs that read "Surviving an abortion is...

How will Climate Change Impact Latin America?

Regardless of whether you believe global warming is man-made or not, it’s clear that it is happening. According to NASA, the earth’s global temperature has risen by 1.62 degrees since the last 19th century, while five of the warmest summers on record have happened...

Venezuela’s power struggle reaches a tense stalemate, as human suffering deepens

Even in a country where crisis has become the norm, the past month has been eventful. On April 3 Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan National Assembly president who is leading an effort to remove President Nicolás Maduro from office, was stripped of his parliamentary immunity....

The gardens of Quito: Urban farming in one of the world’s highest cities

Project goal: The Participatory Urban Agriculture Program (AGRUPAR) was set up by the Quito municipality's Economic Development Agency in 2002. The goal is to improve food security and preserve as many green spaces as possible in Quito, Ecuador, one of the world's highest capital...

South America does not help self-employed individuals thrive, study shows

Uruguay and Argentina finished last and next respectively in a study carried out by international consultants Expert Market on the difficulties faced by self-employed individuals in 57 countries, it was reported Saturday. The researchers, who specialize in comparing products and services worldwide, have concluded that...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is making a push to strengthen alliances across Latin America as part of an effort to counter rising Chinese and Russian...

Volaris will create its Central American hub in Costa Rica and fly to South America

The ultra-low-cost airline Volaris informed that it will convert Costa Rica into its Central American hub and that from here it will open direct flights to South America, starting in 2019. The announcement was made by the new business manager of the airline for Central...

You Can Be Black and Politically Conservative

Bolsonaro’s triumph in Brazil has brought back the left/right debate to the forefront. On extremism. It is a debate that, in recent months, has reached a paroxysm. With Trump in the United States, totalitarian feminism in Spain, the rejection of immigration in the United...

Brazil Elections: Bolsonaro, Haddad To Face Off In Second Round

With over 90 percent of the ballots counted, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins the first round with 46,3 percent of the vote but fails to reach the 50 percent necessary for getting elected the new president of Brazil on the first round. Fernando Haddad...

Latin America One of Three Regions With Persistent Deforestation

Latin America is one of three regions where deforestation continues, according to The State of the World’s Forests 2018, published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO. The FAO report indicates that between 1990 and 2015, the world's forests decreased...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic organization was founded in 1961 and has traditionally included industrialized nations, though in recent years it has extended its membership...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The officials are compiling a registry of people who have been affected by flooding. | Photo: @RiosVivosCol / @elcarlosjuan The rising level...

Bolivian President Evo Morales Warns of Plan ‘to Invade Venezuela’ by US, OAS

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Sunday that the United States and the Organization of American States are implementing a plan with the purpose of defeating the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. "Before the elections they will carry out violent actions supported by the media and after...

Financial Experts: US Will Fail to Undermine China-South America Free Trade Deal

Financial experts discussed remarks by Argentine Ambassador to China Diego Ramiro Guelar, who said recently that talks about a possible free-trade deal between China and South America’s major economies could start as early as next year. Following the Summit of the Americas held in Lima,...

In 1895 Argentina Had the World’s Highest GDP Per Capita: What Went Wrong?

It is widely known that towards the end of the 19th century Argentina had managed to position itself as one of the richest countries in the world. Immigrants often pondered, in those years, the choice of emigrating to New York or Buenos Aires. Many families...

Where Is The Border Between North and South America?

The Panamanian border with Colombia is the demarcation between North and South America. The boundaries between the continents of Earth are generally a matter of geographical convention. Several slightly different conventions are in use. The number of continents is most commonly considered seven but may...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on Friday, at a time when the future of NAFTA is facing increasing uncertainty. Canada sends around 75% of its goods exports...

Could a New Currency Be the Solution to Argentina’s Never-Ending Inflation Problem?

Since its founding in 1935, inflation has averaged 55 percent per year. Since its issuance by the BCRA, 13 zeros have been added to national currency. The Argentine state monopoly on money was devised by the conservatives, and, interestingly, those who opposed it were the...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in South America!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota better for all (masculine) and all (feminine)).” The decision, widely mocked...

Switzerland to Take Part in Bi-Oceanic Train Route Through 5 South American Countries

Switzerland has officially joined the bi-oceanic train project that will connect five South American countries as well as the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans by as soon as 2024. On December 14, President of Bolivia Evo Morales and Minister of Public Works Milton Claros will travel...

The New South America

Latin America is taking giant leaps towards becoming a global superpower. Treasury Ministers Rodrigo Valdés and Nicolás Dujovne from Chile and Argentina respectively highlighted the importance of advancing towards the process of regional integration in order to the strengthen both economies. The most important topic,...

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