Latin America News Headlines
Coronavirus surges on Colombia's Caribbean coast, doctors warn deaths underreported
BOGOTA, July 5 (Reuters) - Coronavirus cases and deaths are surging along Colombia's Caribbean coast as the region becomes the epicenter of the pandemic in the Andean country, with doctors warning many deaths are going undetected.
'Beyond worst nightmares': Argentina's child poverty rate soars amid pandemic
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Antonio Chenarce, a 49-year-old baker and father of three in Buenos Aires, has struggled to make ends meet since losing his job due to the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the Argentine capital since mid-March.
In virus-marked vote, Dominican ruling party could lose power
SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - The Dominican Republic heads to the presidential polls on Sunday in a pandemic-driven drama, with delays caused by one of Latin America's worst outbreaks and the leading candidate briefly suspending appearances after testing positive for coronavirus.
Soccer-mad Argentines get kicks at social distance with 'human foosball'
PERGAMINO, Argentina (Reuters) - Soccer-mad Argentines in the country's farm belt city of Pergamino have devised a clever way to keep playing while avoiding risk of spreading COVID-19: a human foosball pitch with zones for each player to avoid physical contact.
Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico reported 523 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, pushing its tally to 30,366, overtaking France to become the fifth-highest in the world.
Brazil registers 37,923 new cases of coronavirus, 1,091 deaths
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 37,923 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as well as 1,091 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up more than 212,000
(Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours.
Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican officials will install health checkpoints at various entry points along its northern border this weekend, as both Mexican and U.S. officials fear a surge of crossings for the July 4 holiday could spread the coronavirus.
UPDATE 2-Motor racing-Bottas pips Hamilton to start F1 season on pole in Austria
SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 (Reuters) - Finland's Valtteri Bottas will start the Formula One season on pole position after denying Mercedes team mate and six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton the top slot in Austria on Saturday.
Motor racing-Hamilton completes Austrian practice sweep, Latifi crashes
SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 (Reuters) - Six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton completed a sweep of Austrian Grand Prix practice on Saturday, with his Mercedes team again one-two on the timesheets while Canadian rookie Nicholas Latifi crashed his Williams.
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