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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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SANTO DOMINGO — Five Caribbean countries continued to show an uptick in coronavirus cases Sunday to reach 17,906, according to a News Americas analysis. But there is good news as well as the countries reported no new deaths Sunday. The Dominican Republic continues to show increases in confirmed cases daily

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SANTO DOMINGO — There are now at least 8,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in a single Caribbean country, which saw a whopping 281 new cases today. The Dominican Republic reached 8,235 cases yesterday as its death toll climbed by another 13 to 346. According to the local representative of the Pan

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SANTO DOMINGO — Several Caribbean nations are showing positive signs that they are flattening the curve of the dreaded new coronavirus, a silver lining for a region that has seen its tourism dependent economy crushed by the pandemic. The number of new coronavirus cases has now been zero in over

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