Cruise ships on which people with Covid-19 died have docked in Florida – BBC News

Two cruise ships on which four people with Covid-19 have died have docked in Florida – after weeks of uncertainty at sea. The Zaandam and its sister ship the Rotterdam both arrived in Fort Lauderdale after they’d been barred from ports in South America. They’d also been told they couldn’t dock in Florida – a … Read more Cruise ships on which people with Covid-19 died have docked in Florida – BBC News

COVID-19 | Infected hospital escapee detained in Chile

A woman who is infected with #COVID19 was detained in Concepcion on Wednesday, after having escaped from the Las Higueras Hospital in Talcahuano. Footage shows security officers chasing the woman in a market, before detaining her. It is reported that she left the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 and without being discharged. The market … Read more COVID-19 | Infected hospital escapee detained in Chile

US outlines proposal for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

The White House has proposed a plan to put in place a transitional government in Venezuela comprised of members of the opposition and President Nicolas Maduro’s party in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. President Donald Trump’s calculus is that Maduro’s government might be tempted by the US proposal as the oil-rich country reels from … Read more US outlines proposal for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

Stranded Canadians plead for help onboard coronavirus-stricken cruise ship – audio

Holding a sign that reads ‘help us’, a Canadian couple are stranded on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam off the coast of Panama as sickness spreads aboard. Chris and Anna Joiner are among more than 130 passengers stuck onboard the vessel, which has been stranded for days after Chile refused to allow the ship … Read more Stranded Canadians plead for help onboard coronavirus-stricken cruise ship – audio

Chile to postpone constitution referendum over COVID-19

Chile’s political parties have agreed to postpone a referendum on whether to overhaul the constitution. Until last week, it was regarded as Chile’s most crucial issue, but the coronavirus epidemic has totally changed the landscape – and has possibly changed President Sebastian Pinera’s embattled career. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to … Read more Chile to postpone constitution referendum over COVID-19

World Water Day: Many in Chile lack access to water

Today is World Water Day, a day that highlights the importance of freshwater and its sustainable management. Many people in Chile do not have access to enough water, having to choose between drinking, watering their garden crops and washing their hands. The country has faced an unprecedented drought, which has limited water supplies. But this … Read more World Water Day: Many in Chile lack access to water

Classic Tennis Highlights: Marcelo Rios v Greg Rusedski | Indian Wells 1998 Final

Extended Highlights from an epic Indian Wells final as Chile’s Marcelo Rios headed towards the World No. 1 ranking…Subscribe to our channel for the best ATP tennis videos and tennis highlights: https://www.youtube.com/tennistv?sub_confirmation=1 Watch official ATP tennis streams from every tournament: http://tnn.is/YouTube Tennis TV is the OFFICIAL live streaming service of the ATP Tour. Tennis TV … Read more Classic Tennis Highlights: Marcelo Rios v Greg Rusedski | Indian Wells 1998 Final

Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak

Several Latin American countries have been taking action to counter the spread of the coronavirus. Chile is just one of them, with the highest number of confirmed cases per capita in the region. And now, the government has declared a state of emergency. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak

Borders close in Latin America as coronavirus cases rise

At least 155 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Latin America, prompting several countries to close their borders. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced all borders will close on Wednesday to give tourists time to leave. His country has the highest number of confirmed cases per capita in South America, Venezuela and Peru have also ordered … Read more Borders close in Latin America as coronavirus cases rise

Dengue fever crisis grips Latin America

Dengue fever cases are soaring in Latin America, all the way from Mexico to Chile. The mosquito-borne illness has become one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation. More than three million cases – a figure six times higher than the previous year – were reported in Latin America last year and the upward trend … Read more Dengue fever crisis grips Latin America