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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Cases of life-threatening malnutrition are expected to more than double among young Haitian children this year, due to COVID-19, gang violence and extreme weather associated with climate change, the U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said today. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has long had one of the

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BRASILIA — The death toll from COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean was due to pass one million people today, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic worsening in the part of the world with the highest per capita death rate. From the dusty highlands of Bolivia to

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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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HAVANA — Several Caribbean island nations have issued a plea to the United States to share its stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines with the region as it has said it would with Mexico and Canada, calling on it not to neglect its “third border.” The independent island states of the Caribbean

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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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CHRISTIANSTED — If a Virgin Islander took a shot today — it was probably a Cruzan Rum shot — not the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s because the USVI has the third-lowest rate of coronavirus inoculations among the eight overseas American territories and freely-associated states. According to the latest statistics from the

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ROME — Prosecutors in the northern Italian region of Piedmont said today they had seized a batch of 393,600 shots of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following the death of a man hours after he had received a jab. The move represents another blow to the image of the AstraZeneca vaccine

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BERLIN — Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries today to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots in some recipients, though the company and European regulators have said there is no evidence the shot is to blame. AstraZeneca’s is just one of

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TEL AVIV — Royal Caribbean International is preparing to offer cruises from Israel for the first time. Cruises will begin June 2 and continue through to the Jewish holidays at the end of September. The cruises will adopt Israel’s green passport documentation and guests and crew will only be allowed

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