In this episode of UpFront we challenge prominent Iranian political analyst Mohammad Marandi on how Tehran is handling the coronavirus. And in a Special Interview, Brazilian congresswoman Tabata Amaral explains why she thinks President Jair Bolsonaro is putting millions of lives at risk. COVID-19: Iran’s government ‘didn’t botch the response’ According to official figures, at … Read more Why has the coronavirus hit Iran so hard? | UpFront (Full)
Many Brazilian legislators and civil society heads want to impeach President Jair Bolsonaro over his insistence on keeping businesses running despite the growing coronavirus crisis in the country. Brazil has the highest number of infections and deaths in Latin America, with nearly 7,000 cases and more than 200 deaths from the disease. Al Jazeera’s Lucia … Read more Calls grow to impeach Brazil’s president over virus inaction
Health officials in Mexico have declared a public health emergency as the number of confirmed cases surges past 1,000. Several countries across Latin America and the Caribbean are extending calls for people to stay in their homes. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Mexico COVID-19 cases tops 1,000, declares state of emergency
While the rapidly rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe have drawn global attention, there’s trouble brewing elsewhere. Vulnerable developing nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, despite relatively less infections so far, may be walking on thin ice with the virus. Are these countries in danger of outbreaks on a … Read more COVID-19: Developing nations matter
Many states in Latin America have imposed restrictions on movements to fight the spread of the coronavirus as cases in the region rise to more than 10,000. But limited access to healthcare would devastate the poorest communities, say analysts. And Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is still downplaying the danger posed by the pandemic, saying the … Read more Deny and defy: Bolsonaro’s approach to the coronavirus in Brazil
As the coronavirus continues its seemingly inevitable march around the world, it is starting to take aim at Latin America. Many countries in the region are struggling with poverty and lack sufficient medical resources. How will they be able to fight the virus? Guests: Reinaldo Ma, director of the China-Brazil Business Council; Peiran Shi, assistant … Read more The Point: Can Latin American economies survive the pandemic?
Cuba has over 29,000 medical professionals practising in 59 countries. It also sends thousands of doctors to work, free of charge, in low-income countries in Latin America and Africa. Now, the island nation is sending medical teams around the globe to help with the coronavirus response. Al Jazeera’s Ed Augustin reports from Havana, Cuba. – … Read more Cuba sends doctors worldwide in coronavirus fight
The coronavirus pandemic threatens to wreck the world’s most cash-strapped countries. In Argentina, two years of recession have resulted in an unemployment rate of almost 10 percent. And that is expected to rise significantly after some of Latin America’s strictest lockdown measures were imposed. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina. – Subscribe … Read more In Argentina, coronavirus brings more economic pain
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America is rising rapidly and is now above 10,000. But the real extent of the disease is believed to be far greater in a region where some countries are still hesitating to take stronger measures. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Latin America’s COVID-19 cases rise rapidly
Residents in major cities across Latin America will soon be ordered to stay home to try to contain the coronavirus. In Cuba, with 40 confirmed cases, the government banned citizens from leaving the country, closed schools, and confined thousands of tourists in their hotels. In Mexico, where the president has resisted ordering confinement, all large … Read more How are countries in Latin America fighting coronavirus?