Americas Now

June 9, 2020

Indigenous in Peru fear COVID-19 pandemic

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, indigenous groups are especially worried.   They tend to be more susceptible than the general public to viral infections.    And often they have little or no access to modern healthcare.   They fear COVID-19 could decimate their […]

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June 9, 2020

NOLA silenced by COVID-19

The city of New Orleans became one of the earliest hot zones for COVID-19.   Consider this sobering statistic. More people have now died from the Coronavirus than were killed by Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago.   While the crisis is abating, doctors and nurses are worried […]

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June 9, 2020

COVID-19 forcing Venezuelan immigrants to return home

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought huge economic uncertainty to countries across the globe. And for many Venezuelan migrants it has presented them with a tough decision: To leave the place where they have re-located or return home to a country that is broken. Venezuelans migrated to neighboring countries seeking to […]

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May 3, 2020

Before COVID-19 wildfires were the main concern for Californians

Every year, California is engaged in an epic “Man versus Nature” battle against thousands of wildfires that rage across the land, claiming lives and inflicting billions of dollars in damage.   With the dreaded fire season approaching, there is a new element to be fearful of, COVID19 spread.   Authorities in California […]

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May 3, 2020

Impoverished Central America threaten by Climate Change and Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic took the spotlight away from Earth Day’s 50-year celebration on April 22nd. Though environmentalists and climate activists see this as a demonstration that when there is enough political will, strong and rapid actions can be taken to mitigate a problem.  The northern triangle of Central America is one of the poorest regions in […]

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May 3, 2020

Private conservationism could be the key to saving the Amazon

How can we save the Amazon rainforest? It’s a question that is becoming increasingly urgent as concern grows that the world’s largest original forest – a key defense against global warming – risks being destroyed by farming, logging and climate change.   One solution may lie partly […]

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April 26, 2020

Mexico’s addiction to sugary drinks is killing people

A lack of access to clean drinking water has caused a generation of people in Mexico to become addicted to sugary drinks. And one step closer to diabetes. Mexico is one of the largest countries in Latin America. It also has one of the highest rates […]

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April 26, 2020

Edel Rodriguez’s provocative art

He’s both a designer and a provocateur. He’s also the author of some of the most controversial magazine covers in recent memory. You may not know who Edel Rodriguez is but you’ve probably known his art work. The Cuban-born, New York based artist has made […]

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April 26, 2020

Seattle: The first US COVID-19 epicenter

It all began at a nursing home in Washington state.Or at least that is what was known at the time. When the first deaths from the coronavirus took place researchers began testing and scientists sounded the alarm. But the invisible enemy was already spreading throughout […]

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January 19, 2020

Acapulco – from Hollywood’s playground to murderous city

Acapulco, a beach resort town located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is known for its beautiful vistas and beaches. It became famous during Hollywood’s Golden Age when famous entertainers would head across the border for a glamorous escape.  But in recent years, it’s become […]

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