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July 30, 2021

OAS postpones meeting to debate Cuba after Caricom countries threaten boycott

The OAS made the announcement on Wednesday the same day the Council was to have met virtually to discuss the situation in Cuba.
July 29, 2021

Latin America adds more than 1 million COVID-19 cases, 29 thousand deaths

But according to director Dr. Carissa Etienne, while infections mount, “our region has yet to access the vaccines it needs to keep our populations safe…So far, [...]
July 29, 2021

Latin America and Caribbean face an “avalanche of worsening health issues” if COVID-19 disruption of health services continues, PAHO warns

At a briefing on Wednesday Dr. Etienne noted that more than 300 thousand children have missed routine immunization, leaving them vulnerable to deadly yet preventable infections.
July 29, 2021

CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Bermuda gold medallist Flora Duffy

“On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) I offer heartiest congratulations to Ms. Flora Duffy of Bermuda on her spectacular achievement of winning a gold medal [...]
July 29, 2021

Nationwide protests in Guatemala call for President, Attorney General to resign

The nationwide protests come after Attorney General Porras fired the Anti-corruption Prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval last Friday. Fearing for his life, Sandoval then fled Guatemala via [...]
July 28, 2021

Today is World Hepatitis Day, COVID-19 pandemic disrupts health services, threatens elimination of hepatitis in Latin America and the Caribbean

“Elimination of viral hepatitis B and C infections by 2030 is an achievable goal for improving health and well-being throughout the Americas,” said Pan American Health [...]
July 28, 2021

Simone Biles pulls out from all-around final at Tokyo 2020, says she has to focus on her mental health

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to focus on her mental health said USA Gymnastics on [...]
July 28, 2021

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: 70 years protecting people forced to flee

By Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees: The 1951 Refugee Convention, the bedrock of international protection for people forced to flee their homes, has saved countless [...]
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