Education was already a problem area in much of Latin America. But the coronavirus made a bad situation worse, writes journalist Alejandro Tarre.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with freelance journalist Ramón Campos about what continues to fuel the deadly protests over tax reform in Colombia.
As of the end of April, only 254 deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in Haiti over the course of the entire pandemic. Why has the death rate been so low?
Exploding cigars. Poisoned pens. The CIA had lots of failed plots to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. But the first such plan was directed at his brother Raúl, who just retired at age 89.
The subway train derailment occurred on Line 12 at Olivos Station in Mexico City. Photos from the scene show two train cars dangling precariously from the elevated track.
A diplomatic row has frozen U.S.-Mexican efforts to target drug cartels. American officials say illicit fentanyl from labs in Mexico is driving a surge in overdose deaths.
Four migrant families that were separated at the border by the Trump administration will be allowed to reunify in the United States this week, the secretary of Homeland Security announced.
President Iván Duque had argued that the tax overhaul was needed to raise badly needed revenue. But ordinary Colombians who are suffering amid COVID-19 turned out by the tens of thousands.
Even though COVID-19 deaths are spiking and the country is climbing out of a deep economic downturn, the president has proposed new taxes. Colombians are defying restrictions by protesting.
Daily death tolls have dropped, but experts are wary of another surge. President Jair Bolsonaro, amid a Senate probe into the country's pandemic response, continues to attack health measures.
Before COVID-19 hit, tuberculosis was on its way out in Peru. But COVID-related disruptions to treatments could mean the rise of drug-resistant strains and twice as many deaths.
The term is a reference to two particular mutations in SARS-CoV-2. But the variant in India could carry additional mutations.
Chile has been praised worldwide for its COVID-19 vaccination program, inoculating a higher proportion of its population than all but two countries. Yet Chile's battle against the pandemic isn't over.
A generation of Cuban revolutionaries who seized power six decades ago is set to exit the stage, with Raúl Castro saying he will step down as head of the Cuban Communist Party.
The Supreme Court has approved an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro's pandemic response. Doctors Without Borders says the country's approach has led to a "near collapse of Brazil's health system."