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MEXICO CITY — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels. Claudia, who like most of the

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BRIDGETOWN — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least one of the three “variants of concern” of the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, according to a new Epidemiological Update. These variants may increase transmissibility of the

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PORT OF SPAIN — Brittany Baptise is a nurse at the Scarborough General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. Today is her day off and she smiles as she describes how nervous she was when she learned that she would be working in an intensive care unit (ICU) to treat COVID-19

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands Ministry of Health and Social Development has issued a health alert as a result of an increased level of gastroenteritis reported in the territory. According to the Public Health officials, gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and small

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WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced Wednesday that it will mobilize $1 billion to help Latin American and Caribbean countries acquire and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. The funds will complement $1.2 billion in resources that the IDB has committed in 2020, as well as other funds already programmed for

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SANTIAGO, Chile — A new United Nations report released here Wednesday shows the territorial inequality of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report titled “Regional Overview of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020,” analyses child overweight and stunting in the countries of the

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BRASILIA — Vaccinating 20 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean against COVID-19 will cost more than $2 billion but low income countries will be helped by the COVAX Facility led by the World Health Organization, its regional branch said on Wednesday. According to the Pan American

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BRASILIA — The death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean from the novel coronavirus rose to 422,102 on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.       Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina have suffered the most COVID-19 fatalities in the region.  Argentina  President Alberto Fernandez announced Monday that Argentina

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LONDON — The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organization is begging world governments to stop locking down every time coronavirus infections start to spike because he says the yo-yo effect of these stops and starts is crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro lambasted the use of lockdowns as a

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KINGSTON — The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about spikes in COVID-19 cases spikes in countries that had managed outbreaks effectively, such as Cuba and Jamaica, and 11 Caribbean states that have moved from moderate to intense transmission, its regional director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday. The good news

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