Bolivian president Jeanine Áñez has COVID-19 as virus hits Latin America’s elite

Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after...

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus. Bolsonaro, who for months has dismissed the seriousness of...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro takes Covid-19 test after showing symptoms

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has long minimized the risks posed by the coronavirus, said Monday he had been tested after showing...

Canada Day party goes virtual amid COVID-19 restrictions

No live fireworks, no star-studded concert on Parliament Hill, and no crowds of tourists: Canada’s official birthday celebrations on Wednesday for the...

Venezuela’s Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the European Union’s ambassador to leave the country hours after the bloc hit several officials loyal...

7.4 Magnitude earthquake shakes southern, central Mexico

A powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico City and sent thousands into...

Brazil now second in Covid-19 deaths as WHO warns ‘fight is not over’

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states...

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil’s coronavirus toll soars

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to pull his country out of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the United Nations agency...

Trudeau says discrimination by Canada police must end, after indigenous woman killed

Discrimination by Canadian police against indigenous people and people of color “needs to end,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, after...

Tropical Storm Amanda threatens major flooding to Central America

A tropical low formed earlier this week some 400km (250 miles) southwest of southern Guatemala, in what meteorologists call a gyre, or a large...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro rocked by leaked video about right to control police

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was unwilling to see his family get "screwed" because of his inability to change law enforcement...

Bolivia Health Minister Arrested in Graft Probe Over Ventilators

Bolivia’s health minister was arrested amid an investigation into a contract to import ventilators from Spain at apparently inflated prices.

Canada air force aerobatics plane crashes in west of country

A plane from Canada's Snowbirds, an elite air force aerobatics team, crashed on Sunday in British Columbia during a performance to salute...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro readies troops to fight Amazon rainforest destruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday authorized deployment of armed forces into the Amazon region to fight fires and deforestation, three months...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro headlines anti-democratic rally, amid alarm over handling of virus

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro attacked Congress and the courts in a speech to hundreds of supporters on Sunday, underlining the former army...