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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...

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...

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...

Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits complete the burial of Ana Maria, a 56-year-old nursing assistant who died from the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Ana Maria's daughter Taina dos Santos said that the situation in the Salgado Filho public hospital where her mother worked is complicated and that some health workers have to buy their own protective gear.

As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors

Apr. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Brazil’s virtually uncontrolled surge of COVID-19 cases is spawning fear that construction workers, truck drivers and tourists from Latin America's biggest nation will spread the disease to neighboring countries that are doing a better job of controlling the...

Open, expanded hunting sought on 4 Arizona wildlife refuges

Apr. 19, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Despite the concern of environmentalists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand hunting on three wildlife refuges in southern Arizona and allow hunting on a fourth for the first time. The proposed changes would open or expand hunting and fishing in 97 national wildlife refuges...

Fans of Independiente de Medellin soccer club shout to journalists from a hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The fans who traveled to Buenos Aires in March to cheer their team in a Copa Libertadores match, demand their country rescue them. They tried to exit through the Bolivian border but ended at a hotel in the Argentine capital, in a mandatory quarantine amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Colombian fans in Argentina struggle to return amid pandemic

Apr. 15, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The plan of 15 soccer-crazy fans of Colombia's Independiente Medellín was very simple. They wanted to travel to Buenos Aires to watch their team face Boca Juniors in the historic La Bombonera stadium in a Copa Libertadores group stage match. And they did that. But then...