Protesters demand justice for 13yo girl who was gang raped by 7 soldiers

Dozens of women stood outside the riot police guarded facility to express their outrage, chanting slogans and holding banners. The young girl from the indigenous Embera tribe, went missing from her rural reserve in northern Colombia on Sunday. She was found the next day at a nearby school. Seven soldiers have since confessed to raping … Read more Protesters demand justice for 13yo girl who was gang raped by 7 soldiers

Luiz Henrique Mandetta: ‘Bolsonaro follows Trump’ on coronavirus | Talk to Al Jazeera

On February 26, Brazil became the first country in South America to confirm a COVID-19 infection. And as the number of cases increased over the subsequent weeks and months, its president, Jair Bolsonaro, refused to take any drastic measures. He fought with state leaders who imposed lockdowns and mandated social distancing rules – calling their … Read more Luiz Henrique Mandetta: ‘Bolsonaro follows Trump’ on coronavirus | Talk to Al Jazeera

The Global Guardians: The Afro-Ecuadorian community fighting COVID-19

Lucciola Gonzalez lives in an Afro-Ecuadorian community in south of Guayaquil. It is a place where daily necessities are in short supply and the crime rate is high. Apart from her normal job, she works as a coordinator of a foundation which helps Afro-Americans in South America suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. She has a … Read more The Global Guardians: The Afro-Ecuadorian community fighting COVID-19

‘A sobering reminder’: global coronavirus cases to hit 10 million next week, says WHO

World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom has said he expects the number of coronavirus cases around the world, now at approximately 9.3 million, to reach 10 million next week. Dr Mike Ryan, head of the WHO emergencies programme, said the pandemic for many countries in the Americas had not yet peaked, and that it was ‘still intense’, … Read more ‘A sobering reminder’: global coronavirus cases to hit 10 million next week, says WHO

COVID-19: Chile students struggle with lack of internet access

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting social inequalities, including a serious digital divide in many countries. Access to the internet has never been more crucial to be able to work and to keep in touch with friends and family. As Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports, a lack of technology is having a serious effect on millions … Read more COVID-19: Chile students struggle with lack of internet access

Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection

Healthcare workers in Peru have been protesting against a lack of personal protective equipment. Peru has one of the highest rates of coronavirus infections in South America. The government has rushed to test more than 200,000 people, build makeshift hospitals and fly doctors around the country, but many say it is still not doing enough … Read more Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection

Chile’s poor call for protection from pandemic-fuelled crime wave

Chile is ranked the safest country in South America. But the rise in unemployment due to the pandemic has also led to a rise in crime. Those in poor communities are demanding protection, as Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Chile’s poor call for protection from pandemic-fuelled crime wave

African countries see ‘few cases’ but ‘few tests’ have been done

As the coronavirus pandemic seems to be calming down in much of Europe and accelerating in South America, Africa has not seen an explosion as many had feared, although there are rising concerns that millions are not counted as being contaminated and do not have access to the health care systems as a result into … Read more African countries see ‘few cases’ but ‘few tests’ have been done

Rio rolls back lockdown, even as country’s Covid-19 death toll continues to rise

While Rio de Janeiro rolls back its lockdown measures, Brazil’s death toll rises unabated. The country surpassed 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday as the disease continued to rip through South America’s worst-hit country. Figures released by the health ministry showed a new record 1,262 deaths in the previous 24 hours, as well … Read more Rio rolls back lockdown, even as country’s Covid-19 death toll continues to rise

São Paulo: Tear gas fired by police as pro and anti-government protests break out | Coronavirus

Police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in São Paulo on Sunday as hundreds gathered in simultaneous pro and anti-government demonstrations. Brazil has become the epicentre of South America’s Covid-19 outbreak with almost 500,000 confirmed cases and nearly 28,000 deaths. The Supreme Court in Brazil is also currently investigating President Jair Bolsonaro for interference in … Read more São Paulo: Tear gas fired by police as pro and anti-government protests break out | Coronavirus

Special programme: Brazil, Latin America’s Covid-19 epicentre

With Brazil sometimes recording more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths per day, the World Health Organization has declared it the “most affected” country in South America, the new epicentre of the disease. In this special edition of Inside The Americas, we see how the poorest and most isolated Brazilians are paying a heavy price, while President Jair Bolsonaro continues to … Read more Special programme: Brazil, Latin America’s Covid-19 epicentre

Fewer shows and going ‘season-less’: Fashion houses want to upend industry after Covid-19

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, May 26: We take a look at the British papers reacting to Dominic Cummings’s refusal to apologise for flouting lockdown laws. Also, we look at the focus on South America and in particular Brazil’s handling of the pandemic. Finally, could coronavirus prompt a major shift in the world of fashion? … Read more Fewer shows and going ‘season-less’: Fashion houses want to upend industry after Covid-19

WHO official says South America new epicenter

A World Health Organization official says South America has become a new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil is the most affected country with more than 330,000 confirmed cases and over 21,000 deaths. It now has the second-highest number of infections after the United States. The country’s president is facing criticism for his push to … Read more WHO official says South America new epicenter

Brazil’s total Covid-19 cases surpass 330,000 as WHO calls South America ‘a new epicenter’

Brazil overtook Russia Friday as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections worldwide behind the United States, as the Americas emerged as a new epicenter of the pandemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Brazil’s total Covid-19 cases surpass 330,000 as WHO calls South America ‘a new epicenter’

WHO says South America new coronavirus ‘epicentre’

The World Health Organization says Latin America has become the new epicentre of the pandemic, with Brazil reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases in the region. The number of new infections on the continent has now surpassed the US and Europe’s. And Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru’s health systems are risk being overwhelmed. Al … Read more WHO says South America new coronavirus ‘epicentre’