It’s the third largest coral reef in the world but it’s the closest to a high-density population that can potentially cause coral disease. But a group of scientists from Miami University and the Florida Aquarium are embarking on a two-day restoration effort to monitor previously transplanted corals. They will also […]
Panama, with a population of 3 million, has acquired 5.5 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. It’s become the first in the region to start a mass vaccination campaign that could make them the first country to achieve herd immunity. The early negotiations with […]
In 2020, the Amazon region fell victim to more than 100,000 wildfires, more than any other year on record. One fifth of them occurred in the stretch of forest known as the Pantanal, which crosses three countries: Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Its biodiversity is unmatched. […]
In March 2020 most countries in the world went into lockdown as the COVID-19 outbreak turned into a pandemic. In Colombia the confinement lasted almost six months. Michelle Begue brings us a story of struggle and resilience.
For several years, El Salvador, has been on the list of most dangerous countries in the world mainly due to street gangs like MS-13. But in 2020 the crime rates went down significantly. Harris Whitbeck has the answer.
It’s in its seventh year of recession – one of the steepest ever recorded in the world. Its economy is partially sanctioned by the U.S. and it’s also had to contend with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The last 12 months have been exceptionally tough for […]
They serve as a treasure trove to scientists and a paradise for nature tourists. The Galapagos Islands. Located 1000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, they feature plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world. On these islands, tourism has been the main industry […]
Earlier in 2021, nearly 8,000 migrants from Honduras tried to cross into Guatemala to join more Central Americans in a caravan attempting to reach the United States. They were escaping the economic effects of a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that was only made […]
A national debate is underway in the United States over whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour today, as more than 30 million U.S. citizens now live below the poverty line. The last time the U.S. […]
The Nobel Prize is considered one of the world’s highest honors. But in its 100-year-history, only 16 Latin Americans have received it. Michele Begue interviewed former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the latest laureate from the region. He reflected on receiving this important global award. […]
As the pandemic continues to rage around the world, nature, it seems, hasn’t noticed much of a difference. While human society lives through the upheaval of the global COVID-19 pandemic, nature has continued here unperturbed. And when it comes to massive migrations, perhaps none is […]
Some of the poorest communities in the Western hemisphere are located in Central America. For years, severe droughts have been causing widespread hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic made things worse when shutdowns severely cut back on economic growth. It’s a situation that’s repeated across Latin America. […]
By February of 2021, more than a quarter million Brazilians had died due to COVID-19. That made Brazil the second country in the world with the largest death toll after the US. Scientists also located a new virus strain. But the country’s overall health has […]
Argentina began seeing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in mid-January, an unexpected up-tick that happened earlier than expected. The country was still in its Summer season when it experienced the increase and the vaccines acquired so far aren’t enough for the entire […]
In Mexico, the issue of migration goes beyond Central Americans crossing the country to reach the U.S. Border. Drug cartel violence is forcing thousands of Mexicans to flee their homes and towns. Since the start of Mexico’s War on Drugs in 2006, more than 150,000 […]
During one of the most racially-divided times in US history – there’s some positive news about race relations coming out of Southern California. Nowadays, young Black and Hispanic men – rather than fighting each other over gang turf – can sometimes be seen riding on horseback […]
Brazilian artist Carlos Eduardo Fernandes, AKA Kobra, is one of the most recognized muralists in the world. His works are featured in over 17 countries. His latest work of art is a mural painted in his studio in Sao Paulo, which depicts five children of […]
Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is home to the largest concentration of people over 100 years old in the Americas. A team of psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, and social workers are being vigilant to protect them from the pandemic.
As the largest and most inhabited country in South America, Brazil has also the largest population of people in jail. The number of inmates rises so fast, that the prison system can’t properly accommodate them, leading to overcrowding and violence.
Among those most severely impacted by Covid-19 in the United States are Hispanic migrants who’ve been losing their jobs in significant numbers A few months ago just 5% of them were unemployed. Today nearly 20% are out of work.
After serving at the helm of Patagonia outdoor clothing and helping to establish new standards in corporate responsibility, Kristine Tompkins undertook a bigger challenge: establishing millions of acres of national parks in South America.
2020 has been a year of demonstrations and political turmoil in the US. The answer from the White House to the protests has been a “law and order” campaign that included the deployment of federal forces. Mike Kirsh went to Kenosha, Wisconsin during an explosive […]
Powerful Hurricane Laura struck the U.S. Gulf Coast with catastrophic winds. With ever increasing frequency, major hurricanes are threatening many of the world’s coastal communities. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June through late November. Having reached the end of the letters of the Roman […]
The epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic is now Latin America, where by the end of September 2020, almost 7 million cases have been recorded, and more than 266,000 people have died. Brazil, by far the biggest and most populated country in the region, has seen […]
When Latin America became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic and countries like Brazil, Peru, Ecuador saw a dramatic rise in the number of cases, a photography collective composed of photographers from across Latin America documented the outbreak in 13 counties across the Americas’ region. […]
One of the strongest earthquakes in Mexican history rocked the country in 2020. The epicenter was in the southern state of Oaxaca, an impoverished region where the damage was extensive. The timing couldn’t have been worse, coming in the middle of a pandemic that has […]
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