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Residents look out their window in the Villa Azul neighborhood, quarantined by authorities after 50 some people tested positive for the new coronavirus, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, May 25, 2020. The virus initially brought to the region largely by wealthy citizens or visitors coming from Europe and the United States is now increasingly concentrated in poorer neighborhoods where residents have few means of protecting themselves. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Disease that began among rich shifts to Latin America's poor

May. 29, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The passenger from Spain that Sonia Sanchez picked up at the airport in Colombia's capital in March did not seem well. He coughed during the Uber ride in her small, red Chevrolet Spark, as he sat next to her, a precaution many of the app's drivers use to avoid attracting the...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020, file photo, a man rides a bicycle in front of the government house during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Even amid a global pandemic, there’s no sign that corruption is slowing down in Latin America. From Argentina to Panama, a number of officials have been forced to resign as reports of possibly fraudulent purchases of ventilators, masks and medical supplies proliferate. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Spread of coronavirus fuels corruption in Latin America

May. 27, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Even in a pandemic, there's no slowdown for swindlers in Latin America. From Argentina to Panama, a number of officials have been forced to resign as reports of fraudulent purchases of ventilators, masks and other medical supplies pile up. The thefts are driven by price-gouging from...

School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

May. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight...

Fabian Arias, a Lutheran pastor with Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan, prepares to give Sunday services at his home via an internet livestream broadcast, Sunday, May 10, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A pastor fights for flock in war against an invisible enemy

May. 20, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fabian Arias arrived in New York City from his native Argentina for what was supposed to be a six-month trip. But the hardships of the Latino immigrant communities he encountered overwhelmed him, and inspired a life-long mission. “I was young and upset and I listened to God’s...

The Rev. Fabian Arias performs an in-home service beside the remains of Raul Luis Lopez who died from COVID-19 the previous month, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in the Corona neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY priest on virus front lines with embattled congregation

May. 18, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Raul Luis López never had the chance to say goodbye. López was hospitalized for COVID-19 on April 3 before succumbing nearly three weeks later. The 39-year-old native of Oaxaca, Mexico, suffered from diabetes which worsened his illness. The day he left for treatment was the last...

Brazil arrests Argentine dictatorship fugitive on Rio coast

May. 12, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal police agency says it has arrested a former Argentine navy officer accused of dictatorship-era crimes, including crimes against humanity and kidnapping. The federal police didn’t release his identity, but a source with direct knowledge confirmed the man to be...

In this April 10, 2020, photo, Judith Andeka a widow and mother of five, fetches water with a bucket in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Andeka used to earn $2.50 to $4 a day washing clothes in Nairobi’s Kibera, one of the world’s biggest slums. With people not going to work because of restrictions on movement, neighbors can’t afford her services. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Meet 8 people around the world hustling to survive pandemic

May. 8, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From India to Argentina, untold millions who were already struggling to get by on the economic margins have had their lives made even harder by pandemic lockdowns, layoffs and the loss of a chance to earn from a hard day’s work. The toll for families is hunger and...

In this April 7, 2020, photo, Rosemary Paez Carabajal, left, her husband Yonoma Saenz, their children Laisa and Leonardo pose for a photo at the room they rent in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Carabajal makes a living selling coffee on the street, and can no longer do her job after the government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Amid pandemic, the world's working poor hustle to survive

May. 8, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From India to Argentina, untold millions who were already struggling to get by on the economic margins have had their lives made even harder by pandemic lockdowns, layoffs and the loss of a chance to earn from a hard day’s work. More than four out of five people...

Men wearing face masks ride a motorcycle that hauls a trailer in the “Villa 31” neighborhood during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. According to official data, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in this city’s slum have increased in the past week, putting authorities on high alert. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Virus fears begin to haunt crowded slum in Argentine capital

May. 7, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In the crowded slum of Villa 31, the sun plays hide and seek between buildings that jut and fall against the sky like blocks of Tetris. Illegal cables carry electricity cross the streets like spiderwebs. Looking upward, the view can be obscured by a pillar of cement holding...

NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

The Latest: 3 players on Brazilian soccer team test positive

May. 7, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all players, their...