At least 116 inmates were killed and nearly 80 injured in one of Ecuador’s most violent prison uprisings.
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to jail 31 scientists on charges of organized crime and money laundering, part of a dispute between the government and academics and universities.
The wave of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border also is causing a migration problem in Mexico, which now must contend with thousands of asylum seekers turned back by the U.S.
A member of Jair Bolsonaro’s delegation to U.N. General Assembly tested positive for Covid-19 virus.
Brazil’s federal government has halted negotiations over additional doses of Sinovac’s vaccine and has said it won’t recommend use of CoronaVac for a third booster shot.
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the resort city of Acapulco, killing at least one person and causing buildings to sway across central Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said there had been no reports of serious damage.
Backers of Jair Bolsonaro filled the streets of more than 100 cities on the nation’s Independence Day to disparage people the right-wing leader considers enemies and political opponents.
In a historic shift, justices paved the way for changes in the country with the world’s second-largest Roman Catholic population.
The administration of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele plans to spend more than $225 million on the rollout, including a $30 credit in bitcoin to those who take up a government-run e-wallet, but the launch got off to a bumpy start.
The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says it has documented 180 cases of rape since starting operations in May in a hamlet on the northern edge of Panama’s Darién Gap, a perilous stretch of the trip to the U.S. border for migrants coming from South America.
The changes mean that more money is distributed to more people. But development experts say the new programs overlook some of the country’s neediest families.
Residents of a seaside farming village are mourning the loss of 23 people who had gathered in a church when the earthquake hit, causing its roof to cave in. Two weeks later, locals say they have gotten little aid.
In Veracruz, the storm brought flooding and mudslides, blew down trees and billboards, and knocked out power.
Haiti passed a new building code after the earthquake devastated the country’s capital more than a decade ago, but rules have been rarely enforced and quake-proofing efforts weren’t always extended to regions outside the capital.
Days after being rocked by a deadly earthquake, heavy rains and powerful winds hit Haiti early Tuesday. The toll from Saturday’s deadly 7.2 magnitude quake continued to rise. At least 1,941 people were killed, Haitian civil protection officials said Tuesday, with 9,900 injured and more than 60,759 houses destroyed.
Emergency teams were making their way to the south of Haiti to find and treat survivors trapped under debris, with only hours before a major storm was expected to make landfall.
There is less hesitancy about getting a Covid-19 vaccine in the region, which has been hit hard during the pandemic.
The fatality count was expected to continue to increase, as Haitians frantically searched for hundreds of people still missing on Sunday.
The judge investigating the assassination of Haiti’s president stepped down Friday, less than two days after his clerk was killed, throwing the probe into further disarray.
Recent antigovernment protests in Cuba were historic, protesters and Cuba experts say, in that many of the protesters were Black Cubans, a group that is increasingly breaking with the country’s Communist government.