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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...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 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: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

Wearing masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Erica da Conceicao and Joao Blank ride in the back seat of a car for a drive-thru wedding at the registry office in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 28, 2020. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car presided over Thursday's ceremony. The drive-thru marriage wasn’t the romantic vision the Blanks had imagined, but it is one of few possibilities in the era of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazilians say 'I do' at drive-thru weddings to avoid virus

May. 29, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For João Blank and Erica Blank’s first kiss as husband and wife, they didn’t lock lips. The couple could only press their face masks together while sitting in the back of a hatchback, where they had just been wed. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car...

A family watches a movie from the back of their car at a drive-in movie theater where drivers must leave one space empty between them amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, May 23, 2020. The drive-in is 47 years old and one of the only such open-air facilities in operation in Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

May. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with passengers set to indulge in one of the few diversions allowed in the age of social distancing: a film at the drive-in. Red lantern in hand, Jair de Souza guided the drivers...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Krimej indigenous Chief Kadjyre Kayapo, of the Kayapo indigenous community, looks out at a path created by loggers on the border between the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, front, and Menkragnotire indigenous lands, in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. As the coronavirus spreads into indigenous lands, killing at least 40 people so far by the government's count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered the last week of May 2020 in the Kayapo indigenous group, which has reported a total of 22 virus cases. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Indigenous leader calls for help in Brazil's biggest reserve

May. 28, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads into indigenous lands in Brazil, killing at least 40 people so far by the government's count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered this week in the Xingu area, one of the biggest reserves in the world. The two fatalities were in the Kayapo...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM 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: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

Stranded Colombians sleep inside the Sao Paulo international airport while flights are severely limited during the COVID-19 pandemic in Guarulhos, Brazil, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Hundreds of people, including migrants who have lost their jobs and tourists, have been living inside the airport, waiting for humanitarian flights to leave Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Stranded Colombians plead for COVID-19 airlift out of Brazil

May. 27, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Surrounded by boxes, a pile of rice packages and mattresses, José Ávila Saavedra sat on the floor with a thousand-yard stare Wednesday. For two weeks he has lived inside Sao Paulo's international airport, his life one interminable layover. Saavedra and more than 200 other...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, pallbearers, who were among only 10 allowed mourners, walk the casket for internment at the funeral for Larry Hammond, who died from the coronavirus, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans. Hammond was Mardi Gras royalty, and would have had hundreds of people marching behind his casket in second-line parades. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

May. 27, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria looks on during a news conference, after inspecting the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “We’re fighting against the coronavirus and against the ‘Bolsonarovirus,’” Doria said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, adding that the president has adopted “incorrect, irresponsible positions” and ignored health authorities’ recommendations by glad-handing with supporters in the streets. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Brazil's most populous state eyes reopening business in June

May. 27, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo state, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil, will reopen some of its closed businesses starting June 1 despite a fast growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Gov. João Doria said Wednesday that stay-at-home recommendations will remain in effect until June...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro adjusts his face mask as he speaks to supporters while departing his official residence, Alvorada palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil police search Bolsonaro allies in fake news probe

May. 27, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday executed more than two dozen searches and seizure warrants in six states as part of an investigation into a network that allegedly spread defamatory fake news and threats against Supreme Court justices. The judicial orders targeted allies and...