Latin America News Headlines
UPDATE 1-Mexico's coronavirus czar back home after COVID-19 hospital stay
MEXICO CITY, March 1 (Reuters) - Mexico's coronavirus czar is back home after being hospitalized for COVID-19 last Wednesday, but will still be monitored and receive treatment, a health official said on Monday, as the country's coronavirus death toll passed 186,000.
UPDATE 1-'Free rein to rule': El Salvador's Bukele set for crushing mid-term win
SAN SALVADOR, March 1 (Reuters) - El Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele was on course to win a super-majority in Congress in mid-term elections, a preliminary vote count showed on Monday, with his party and allies likely reducing once dominant rivals to a handful of legislative seats.
UPDATE 2-Brazil to suspend diesel tax; sources say bank tax to be hiked
BRASILIA, March 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would issue a decree on Tuesday suspending a tax on diesel fuel, a move aimed at placating truckers who threatened to strike, while sources told Reuters the government would hike taxes on banks to offset lost revenue.
U.S. could cover travel, healthcare for migrant families separated under Trump
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could help pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational programs for migrant families separated under former President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" border strategy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Monday.
U.S. downplays possibility of sharing COVID-19 vaccines with Mexico
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Monday downplayed the prospect of sharing coronavirus vaccines with Mexico, saying it is focused first on getting its own population protected against a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans.
Mexico's coronavirus death tally rises to 186,152
MEXICO CITY, March 1 (Reuters) - Mexico registered 437 coronavirus fatalities on Monday, bringing its overall death toll to 186,152, according to health ministry data.
Biden's trade rep pick says she will fight Chinese trade barriers, including censorship
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's U.S. trade representative nominee, Katherine Tai, said on Monday she would work to fight a range of "unfair" Chinese trade and economic practices and would seek to treat Chinese censorship as a trade barrier.
Mexican President tells Biden keeping good Mexico-U.S. relations important
MEXICO CITY, March 1 (Reuters) - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on a call with U.S. President Joe Biden, said on Monday that it is important to maintain good relations between the neighboring nations, adding the countries had to coordinate to promote development. (Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel and Dave Graham; editing by Cassandra Garrison)
Venezuela approves use of China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has approved the use of China's Sinopharm vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the South American country's health ministry said on Monday, after it began administering Russia's Sputnik V vaccine last month.
Soccer: U.S. look to take major step forward in Olympic qualifying bid
(Reuters) - The United States men's under-23 soccer team are aiming to make up for past disappointments, coach Jason Kreis said on Monday as his squad gathered in Mexico for a training camp ahead of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
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