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Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite

Jul. 9, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite. Three...

TV reporter, cameraman shot to death in northern Honduras

Jul. 1, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A television reporter and a cameraman were shot to death Wednesday in La Ceiba, a town on Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast that has been wracked by gang violence in the past. National police spokesman Jair Meza said reporter German Vallecillo Jr. and the...

FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hawit, the former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central American and the Caribbean, has been sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ex-CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit sentenced to time served

Jun. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean was sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras,...

Honduras' new penal code lightens sentences for corruption

Jun. 25, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras’ new hotly contested penal code, which among other things will shorten sentences for some corruption-related crimes, took effect Thursday despite a last-minute attempt by opposition lawmakers to repeal it. Civic groups and international watchdogs have criticized...

CONCACAF to revise World Cup qualifying format

Jun. 25, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF will revise its World Cup qualifying format following FIFA's decision Thursday to remove September dates from the international match calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hexagonal that determines the three direct qualifiers for North and Central America and the Carribbean...

Judge stays migrant teen's expulsion under US virus policy

Jun. 25, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended an order preventing the Trump administration from deporting a 16-year-old boy from Honduras under its emergency border declaration citing the coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington did not rule immediately on the first challenge to...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, stands with his wife Ana Garcia, during the presidential inauguration ceremony for his second term at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Hernández and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central American leader said late Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in a television message. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)

Honduras president with COVID-19 and pneumonia is improving

Jun. 24, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Doctors at Honduras’ Military Hospital said Wednesday that President Juan Orlando Hernández was improving after being placed on oxygen a day earlier. Hernández tested positive for COVID-19 last week and a day later was hospitalized with pneumonia. In a...

In this Saturday, June 13, 2020, photo, a man cycles past a mural in Guadalupe, Ariz. As the coronavirus spreads deeper across America, it's ravaging through the homes and communities of Latinos from the suburbs of the nation's capital to the farm fields of Florida to the sprawling suburbs of Phoenix and countless communities in between. (AP Photo/Matt York)

COVID-19 is ravaging America's vulnerable Latino communities

Jun. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Hispanic immigrant working at a fast-food restaurant in North Carolina is rushed to the hospital after she contracts COVID-19. A sickened Honduran woman in Baltimore with no health insurance or immigration status avoids the doctor for two weeks and finally takes a cab to the...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, stands with his wife Ana Garcia, during the presidential inauguration ceremony for his second term at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Hernández and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central American leader said late Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in a television message. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)

Honduras president hospitalized with pneumonia, COVID-19

Jun. 17, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The hospitalization of Honduras’ president with COVID-19 and pneumonia Wednesday has drawn attention to another country struggling under the pandemic’s strain as cases rise sharply in the capital. President Juan Orlando Hernández announced late Tuesday that...