Mixed fortunes for cruise passengers stranded at sea amid coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

There’s been a mix of joy and deep disappointment for hundreds of Australian travellers on cruise liners off North and South America. Travellers on three boats have had some good news and will soon return home. But on one ship off Uruguay, passengers say the situation is deteriorating. North America correspondent James Glenday reports. For … Read more Mixed fortunes for cruise passengers stranded at sea amid coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

British couple stranded on cruise ship Zaandam ‘extremely worried’

Bristol couple, Celia and Nick Jones, who are currently stuck on board Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam off the coast of Panama have said they are extremely worried about how they will get home to care for their vulnerable son. Celia, 63, told the Telegraph: “We’re very concerned about getting home to our son … Read more British couple stranded on cruise ship Zaandam ‘extremely worried’

Overseas rescue: Flights arranged to help get stranded Australians home | ABC News

Two commercial charter flights are being arranged to rescue hundreds of Australians stranded in South America because of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 260 nationals and permanent residents have each paid thousands of dollars to get onto the first flight from Peru on Sunday. But as James Hancock reports, many other Australians have missed out … Read more Overseas rescue: Flights arranged to help get stranded Australians home | ABC News

Diary of a coronavirus castaway: British national stranded in Peru

The UK’s Telegraph reported on ‘Sarah Baxter, Peru castaway’ the Briton who has been stranded in South America owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Peru has cancelled all flights from the country, leaving Sarah Baxter – and hundreds of other Britons – stranded . Sarah has been stuck in Cusco since March 17. Rescue flight … Read more Diary of a coronavirus castaway: British national stranded in Peru

Coronavirus: Fewer people, more animals on streets | The World

From Asia to South America, more animals are venturing further into cities than ever before, as Andrea Nierhoff reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 You can also … Read more Coronavirus: Fewer people, more animals on streets | The World

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

Coronavirus Pandemic: South America ramps up travel bans, school closures

Across South America governments are tightening measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. So far, the region has recorded just three deaths and has more than 250 cases. Andrew Hilliar has more. 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 … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: South America ramps up travel bans, school closures

Why is Italy so badly affected?

‘It is not unique to Italy’, the rest of the world will follow it is just a matter of time agrees Global Health professor Stefano Vella. France 24 YouTube Channel Short answer? It isn’t! Italy is ahead several days, but the infection rate and mortality rate of Covid-19 are both following similar trends – in … Read more Why is Italy so badly affected?

Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife

Fish and wildlife are an integral part of the indigenous culture and diet in the Rupununi region of Guyana, a small country of South America that borders Brazil and Venezuela. In recent years, however, threats like increased accessibility, wildfires and new economic activities are compromising the Rupununi’s rich biodiversity. Here’s their community struggle to maintain … Read more Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife

Coronavirus: World in ‘uncharted territory’ – BBC News

There are a total of 90,936 confirmed cases worldwide – although more than half of those (47,995) have already recovered. The biggest numbers are still by far in mainland China (80,151), followed by South Korea (4,812), Italy (2,036) and Iran (1,501). Japan has 274 confirmed cases, France 191, Germany 165, Spain 120, Singapore 108, US … Read more Coronavirus: World in ‘uncharted territory’ – BBC News

Antarctica has hottest temperature ever recorded

Antarctica has just had its hottest day ever recorded. The temperature rose to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 Fahrenheit) at an Argentine research base – and still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization. The base is on the Antarctic Peninsula, jutting up toward South America. It has warmed much faster than the global … Read more Antarctica has hottest temperature ever recorded

12yo mountaineer conquers South America’s highest peak

12-year-old Indian mountaineer Kaamya Karthikeyan managed to reach the summit of Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America accompanied by her father on Tuesday. The mountain a summit elevation of 6,960 metres (22,237 ft). Karthikeyan was forced by her guides to turn around between camps 2 and 3, due to suspected altitude sickness, which … Read more 12yo mountaineer conquers South America’s highest peak

Why is CENTRAL AMERICA the MOST VIOLENT region in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Central America has become the most dangerous region in the world and a bridge to trade illegal products between South America and North America. Now, why is violence so common in this part of the world? What’s the origin of its high crime rates? Has Central America always been a violent region? What explains why … Read more Why is CENTRAL AMERICA the MOST VIOLENT region in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Can COLOMBIA be LATAM’s big surprise? – VisualPolitik EN

Colombia is the second most populous country in South America and the fourth largest in the entire American continent, but Colombia is a particularly complicated country: drug traffickers, guerrillas, violence, Venezuelan emigration… Many issues pose enormous challenges for this country’s future and stability. In this context, on August 7th 2018, Ivan Duque was sworn in … Read more Can COLOMBIA be LATAM’s big surprise? – VisualPolitik EN