Cristiana Chamorro, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s most prominent opponent, was placed under house arrest in what her family called the latest attempt to keep her from challenging Mr. Ortega in November’s election.
The once oil-rich country lacks vaccines and performs few tests as Covid-19 rages, with some people choosing to die at home to avoid hospitals short of electricity and oxygen.
Brazil’s experiment to vaccinate an entire town with the Chinese CoronaVac shot reduced Covid-19 deaths by 95%, the public-research center that organized the study said.
President Ivan Duque ordered troops deployed across a swath of Colombia to bring order after a month of antigovernment protests that have left more than 25 people dead and hobbled Latin America’s fourth-largest economy.
Expectant mothers are at greater risk—and doctors are facing agonizing decisions on when to deliver babies prematurely.
Even in a country with a history of electoral violence, this vote is shaping up as the most bloody in recent memory as criminal gangs compete for control by intimidating or killing off candidates.
Diplomats and human-rights advocates say protesters have faced unprecedented police ruthlessness during weeks of demonstrations that have led to dozens of deaths. The government says a small, aggressive minority have attacked police.
Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has been at the center of Brazil’s efforts to win compensation for his country’s work to reduce deforestation.
The assembly will draft a new constitution for Chile that is expected to pave the way for a significant increase in social spending.
The government seized the headquarters of one of the country’s last remaining independent newspapers, a move that could jeopardize the regime’s efforts to improve relations with Washington.
Days of rowdy, sometimes violent protests have choked off Cali, a city of 2.2 million, disrupting food supplies, paralyzing business and sending a warning to political leaders that the pain generated by the pandemic can sow chaos that is difficult to control.
In a diplomatic note, Mexico said the funding interferes in domestic affairs.
A community starts to return to normal as the pandemic continues to rage across the rest of the South American country.
Eight days of protests have left 25 people dead, a major city cut off from food supplies and Colombia’s conservative government scrambling to assert control as it fights the country’s worst Covid-19 surge.
The disaster involved the capital city’s newest subway line, which has a history of problems including deterioration of rails, earthquake damage and a lack of maintenance.
An elevated section of the Mexico City subway collapsed in the southeast of Mexico’s capital, causing several train cars to plunge into the street below.
Health agency Anvisa said it has serious doubts about the safety and efficacy of the Russian shot and defended its decision to block its use in Brazil, saying Russia lacks vaccine experience and was defensive in its responses to the agency.
Employees known as the Citgo Six were sentenced to lengthy prison terms in November.
Countries that recently controlled the spread of Covid-19 are now seeing surging hospitalizations and deaths from the P.1 coronavirus variant.
Health regulators refused to give emergency approval for imports of Sputnik V shots, citing what they said was a lack of consistent and reliable data on quality control, safety and efficacy.