Tag: Americas

St. Vincent suffers power outage after La Soufrière volcano erupts

“Day no 3 and everything looks like a battle zone. Dreary morning with the ash beginning to harden on the ground due to overnight showers....

Third explosion reported at volcano in St. Vincent

The volcano “continues to show periods of explosive activity,” said Dr. Erouscilla Joseph, director of The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC)....

Volcano erupts on Caribbean island of St. Vincent, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air

“Heavy ash fall has halted the process somewhat since visibility is extremely poor,” NEMO said, adding it continues to respond “to the many challenges of...

Chile’s government distributed faulty birth control pills. Now more than 150 people are pregnant.

Santiago, Chile — In Chile’s arid Atacama desert, Tabita Daza Rojas is trying to scrape together enough money to finish construction on her home before...

Argentina President Alberto Fernández tests positive for Covid-19 after Sputnik vaccine

In a series of tweets posted Friday evening — his birthday — the Argentinian President said a fever and slight headache had prompted him to...

CNN exclusive: A solar panel in space is collecting energy that could one day be beamed to anywhere on Earth

The panel — known as a Photovoltaic Radiofrequency Antenna Module (PRAM) — was first launched in May 2020, attached to the Pentagon’s X-37B unmanned drone,...

Canada’s parliament says China committed genocide against Muslim minorities

Though Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from Monday’s vote, a majority of lawmakers — including many Liberals who participated — voted...

Peru Sinopharm scandal: More than 480 people vaccinated before official rollout, says President

Sagasti announced Monday that 487 people “took advantage of their position” to receive the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine early, during a televised address Monday night, reported...

Canada will list the Proud Boys movement as a terrorist group

The Proud Boys will be deemed an “ideologically motivated violent extremist group” along with three others: Atomwaffen Division, The Base and Russian Imperial Movement, the...

In the Bolivian Andes 20 new species have been found, and lost wildlife rediscovered.

Located near the Bolivian capital of La Paz, Zongo Valley is known as the “heart” of the region. High up steep, rugged mountains are an...

Covid-19 and climate change make hurricanes more devastating for Latin America

After two Category 4 hurricanes this month, communities in these Central American countries have witnessed rivers overflowing from torrential rains, crops destroyed, cattle washed away,...

Peru got its third president in a week. What happens now?

Peru swore in its third president in just over a week on Tuesday, after the nation’s unstable political system crumbled spectacularly. Sagasti will now have...

Global leaders congratulate Joe Biden on his victory

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau emphasized the close alliance between Canada and the US in his remarks. “Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Trudeau wrote on...

Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the face

Bolsonaro, who was visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia on Sunday when a group of journalists met him outside, was seen on video threatening the...

Fires destroy home of Brazil’s rare blue macaws

“It is very sad to see decades of my family work, years taking care and preserving nature, for this to happen,” said Ana Maria Barreto,...

The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they’re still in storage

The Trump administration’s donation of 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil — one of a handful of countries that still recommend the drug for...

Brazil’s cult of hydroxychloroquine – CNN

Following the advice of Brazil’s health ministry, Mendonça’s doctors gave him hydroxychloroquine, along with antibiotics, fever-reducing antipyretics and adrenaline, according to relatives. “In the last...

Vaccine trials in Brazil offer hope for the world

Abranches was the first of an expected 5,000 Brazilian key workers in the healthcare system to receive a trial coronavirus vaccine from Oxford University and...

Latin America is battling one disaster as a mammoth recession looms

Now, the pandemic is turning anemic growth into a canyon of recession — and throwing millions back into poverty. “Latin America came into 2020 like...

China offers $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its Covid-19 vaccine

“China’s Foreign Minister said that the vaccine developed in his country will be a public benefit of universal access, and that his country will designate...

The world runs on remittances. Covid-19 could end that for many

The funds don’t only support López Aceves, a graphic designer in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state — they also go to support her five-year-old daughter and...

One million international students risk being frozen out of US colleges by ICE. Some might never come back

Now, things are even harder. Currently, Stanford plans to stagger which students are on campus each semester to maintain social distancing. First year students will...

Brazil coronavirus: Rio reopens as experts warn worst is yet to come

“My crew and I are excited to be back to work,” he told CNN about his place called Cabanna, which serves snacks, sandwiches and cocktails....

Colombian soldiers confess to sexually abusing indigenous girl, says Attorney General

The soldiers confessed to “aggravated abusive sexual intercourse with a minor younger than 14-years old,” according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office published...

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition...