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AstraZeneca says Covid-19 shots production in Latin America will be delayed

The company flagged issues with lower-than-expected production, shortages of critical supplies and longer periods for regulatory approval as primary reasons for slow production.
Elderly people wait in an observation room after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination program in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Elderly people wait in an observation room after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination program in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Published on May 01, 2021 05:34 AM IST
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Reuters | , Mexico City

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain foothold in Latin America

  • That growing adoption reflects Russia gaining a greater foothold in the region the US has traditionally viewed as within its sphere of influence — and where the American government had boasted of steering Brazil away from Russian vaccines.
The Sputnik V vaccine has now been purchased by at least nine Latin American nations, with Brazil its greatest uphill battle. Photographer: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
The Sputnik V vaccine has now been purchased by at least nine Latin American nations, with Brazil its greatest uphill battle. Photographer: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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AP | , Rio De Janeiro

Virtual buyer-seller meet connects Indian manufacturers of silver and fashion and costume jewellery with global market

According to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the three-day virtual buyer-seller meet witnessed participation from 34 international buyers connecting virtually to the silver manufacturers in India from the US, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Russia-CIS and Latin America
GJEPC inaugurates 3-day VBSM for silver, fashion, costume jewellery(Twitter/JewelleryNet)
GJEPC inaugurates 3-day VBSM for silver, fashion, costume jewellery(Twitter/JewelleryNet)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

High rates of teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year, dampens opportunities for women - UN

UN’s Population Fund reveals that Latin America’s high teenage pregnancy rates are driven by a lack of sex education in schools and lack of access to free birth control for girls, which has become even harder to obtain due to the closure of health clinics in coronavirus lockdowns and has cost Mexico $4.1 billion a year, Paraguay $1.3 billion a year.
Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)
Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Bogota | ByReuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Bolivian elections 2020: What it means for Evo Morales and Latin America?

According to the count, Arce has 52.4 per cent of valid votes and his centrist rival Carlos Mesa has 31.5 per cent. This would bring the left-wing party of Evo Morales back into power.
Evo Morales has been an iconic figure not only in Bolivia but in Latin America as he is part of the wave of leftist presidents of the region(File Photo)
Evo Morales has been an iconic figure not only in Bolivia but in Latin America as he is part of the wave of leftist presidents of the region(File Photo)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

Global Covid death toll passes 750,000

The Latin America and the Caribbean region remained the global epicentre, accounting for almost one-third of all deaths and housing two of the worst-affected countries - Mexico and Brazil.
A man crosses a quiet road in Melbourne’s Chinatown area on Thursday.(AFP)
A man crosses a quiet road in Melbourne’s Chinatown area on Thursday.(AFP)
Published on Aug 14, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Paris/London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

McDonald’s global sales suffer as Covid-19 lockdowns limit operations

Global same-store sales fell 23.9% for the second quarter ended June 30, dragged down by big international markets including the United Kingdom, France and Latin America.
Shares of the Chicago-based restaurant chain fell about 2% before the opening bell.(Getty Images)
Shares of the Chicago-based restaurant chain fell about 2% before the opening bell.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 28, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Biomimicry Lab’s discovery could change building construction technology

The research findings have now been passed on to Sacred Heartian parent Mr. Ajay Pillai who is an eminent researcher and alumnus of UDCT to continue further advanced research and enable possible commercial production of these findings.
Local communities can get local mud, ruminant faecal matter and green matter and use our students’ researched protein to construct their habitats, replacing cement with natural protein which could have a huge impact on reducing global warming.
Local communities can get local mud, ruminant faecal matter and green matter and use our students’ researched protein to construct their habitats, replacing cement with natural protein which could have a huge impact on reducing global warming.
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 11:17 AM IST
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Global Covid-19 infections shoot past 12 million mark

With at least 3,055,100 infections and over 132,300 deaths, the US continues to be the worst-affected country, with Brazil second having registered 1,713,160 cases and 67,964 deaths.
Women hold a protest by the Trevi fountain in Rome against the postponement of their weddings due to strict curbs on ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)
Women hold a protest by the Trevi fountain in Rome against the postponement of their weddings due to strict curbs on ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 04:03 AM IST
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Washington/London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

Many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available.
Some countries are experiencing a resurgence in infections, leading authorities to partially reinstate lockdowns, in what experts say could be a recurring pattern into 2021.(REUTERS)
Some countries are experiencing a resurgence in infections, leading authorities to partially reinstate lockdowns, in what experts say could be a recurring pattern into 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 04, 2020 07:28 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters

Mexico passes Spain to have sixth deadliest coronavirus outbreak

Mexico, like other Latin American countries has vulnerable populations living in tight quarters where work is essential to meet daily basic needs.
At his nightly press conferences Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has repeatedly implored people to stay home, while Lopez Obrador has said the worst is likely past.(AFP)
At his nightly press conferences Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has repeatedly implored people to stay home, while Lopez Obrador has said the worst is likely past.(AFP)
Published on Jul 02, 2020 06:12 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg

Covid-19: Venezuelans, other refugees face huge pandemic hardships, says UN

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said 164 countries have either partially or totally closed their borders to fight Covid-19.
The Americas right now have become the world’s epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
The Americas right now have become the world’s epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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Geneva | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-19 roils Latin America as the region faces recession

Brazil on Thursday passed two grim milestones: 40,000 Covid-19 deaths and some 800,000 coronavirus cases.
Activists in costume dig symbolic graves on Copacabana beach as a protest, organized by the NGO Rio de Paz, against the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Activists in costume dig symbolic graves on Copacabana beach as a protest, organized by the NGO Rio de Paz, against the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 04:02 AM IST
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Brasilia/ New York/ Beijing | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Brazil leads surge as global Covid-19 cases near 7 million

Covid-19 fatalities in the Latin American country are rising rapidly and it may overtake the United Kingdom to have the second-largest number of deaths in the world.
Healthcare workers take the coffin of a 76-year-old who died due to Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , on June 6.(Reuters Photo)
Healthcare workers take the coffin of a 76-year-old who died due to Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , on June 6.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 11:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Brazil has 3rd-highest toll; global deaths near 400,000

Brazil reported a new 24-hour record death toll, bringing the total number killed to more than 34,000. That is behind only the US, with more than 110,000 deaths, and Britain, with over 40,200.
Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)
Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 06, 2020 03:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rio de Janeiro | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Europe loosens lockdown as Coronavirus tightens grip on Americas

The pandemic has now killed more than 372,000 people and infected at least 6.1 million since erupting in China last year -- and efforts to halt its spread by imposing restrictions on everyday life have plunged several economies into recession.
From Russia to France, Italy and Britain, countries have started to emerge from months-long lockdowns, cautiously adopting a post-pandemic version of normal.(Bloomberg file photo)
From Russia to France, Italy and Britain, countries have started to emerge from months-long lockdowns, cautiously adopting a post-pandemic version of normal.(Bloomberg file photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Rome | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-19 could push 14 million into hunger in Latin America, says UN

New projections released late Wednesday estimate a startling increase: Whereas 3.4 million experienced severe food insecurity in 2019, that number could more than quadruple this year in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions.
The escalating hunger comes as the Covid-19 pandemic increasingly ravages Latin America.(Reuters file photo)
The escalating hunger comes as the Covid-19 pandemic increasingly ravages Latin America.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 28, 2020 10:04 AM IST
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Bogota, Colombia | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

‘This is war’: Virus charges beyond Latin American hotspots

More than 90% of intensive care beds were full last week in Chile’s capital, Santiago, whose main cemetery dug 1,000 emergency graves to prepare for a wave of deaths.
In Lima, Peru, patients took up 80% of intensive care beds as of Friday.(Reuters)
In Lima, Peru, patients took up 80% of intensive care beds as of Friday.(Reuters)
Published on May 20, 2020 06:09 AM IST
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Quito | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

Safe sex under lockdown: Argentine official has some advice for digital lovers

An Argentine official has given some on-air sex education for onanistic lovers in the time of the coronavirus, underscoring how the pandemic and lockdown in response to it are shaking up every aspect of people’s lives.
The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in sales of sex toys in countries ranging from Denmark to Colombia.(Unsplash)
The coronavirus lockdown has led to an increase in sales of sex toys in countries ranging from Denmark to Colombia.(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 18, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | ByReuters

UN predicts ‘deep recession’ in Latin America due to coronavirus

As with other parts of the world, the region’s main stock markets have suffered drastic losses as the virus crisis escalates, and several currencies have plunged in value against the US dollar.
Latin America was already struggling economically, with feeble growth of just 0.1 percent in 2019.(Bloomberg)
Latin America was already struggling economically, with feeble growth of just 0.1 percent in 2019.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 05:28 AM IST
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Santiago | ByAgence France-Presse

Donald Trump says ‘absolutely’ considering Brazil travel ban

Donald Trump told a White House press conference he is “absolutely looking at a ban” on travel to the United States from Latin America’s biggest country.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is strongly considering a ban on travel from Brazil(Bloomberg)
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is strongly considering a ban on travel from Brazil(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 08:02 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Latin America paralyzed with Argentina lockdown, Rio beach closures amid coronavirus crisis

Argentina said it would go on a “preventative and compulsory” lockdown from Friday until March 31 in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, has so far registered 621 cases of the coronavirus, with six deaths.(AFP)
Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, has so far registered 621 cases of the coronavirus, with six deaths.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 12:31 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse

Brazilian patient tests positive for novel coronavirus, first case in Latin America

The Brazilian man spent two weeks in northern Italy’s Lombardy region on a work trip, where he contracted the contagious Covid-19, the health ministry said.
The countries already on the watch list for novel coronavirus were China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.(AP)
The countries already on the watch list for novel coronavirus were China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.(AP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 10:32 PM IST
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Rio de Janeiro | ByAssociated Press

49 journalists murdered in 2019: Reporters Without Borders

Some 80 journalists a year have lost their lives on average over the last two decades, with more ending up behind bars said the organisation, which is known by its French initials RSF.
More and more journalists are being assassinated for their work in democratic countries, which is a real challenge to democracy.(RSF/ Twitter)
More and more journalists are being assassinated for their work in democratic countries, which is a real challenge to democracy.(RSF/ Twitter)
Published on Dec 17, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

There’s a nighttime crypt visit now for the morbidly curious in Ecuador

Led by guides in black hooded capes, a small group of men and women navigate a maze of crypts as voices call out existential questions into the night.
There’s a nighttime crypt visit now for the morbidly curious in Ecuador.(Unsplash)
There’s a nighttime crypt visit now for the morbidly curious in Ecuador.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 11:19 AM IST
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Quito, Ecuador | ByAssociated Press

UN’s Michelle Bachelet sounds alarm over climate change’s impact on human rights

The 42nd session of the council opened with a minute of silence for the victims of Hurricane Doriane in the Bahamas, where at least 44 have been killed and thousands of homes reduced to rubble.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet cited the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation.(Reuters Photo)
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet cited the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 10:08 AM IST
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Geneva | ByAgence France-Presse

Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits visa to enter Chile

Peru last month clamped down on immigration, requiring migrants have passports and visas in order to stay in the country. The new rules have pushed some migrants south to Chile.
Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.(HT File (Representative Image))
Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 09:46 AM IST
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Santiago | ByReuters

In a bid to avoid arrest, Peru ex-president dies after shooting himself

Garcia had been one of nine people a judge had ordered to be arrested on Wednesday for alleged involvement in bribes distributed by Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company that triggered Latin America’s biggest graft scandal when it admitted in 2016 that it had paid kickbacks to politicians across the region to secure lucrative contracts.
Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe.(AFP)
Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters

New UK visa plan to attract Indian, non-EU students

The plans included in the International Education Strategy, however, do not go so far as to accept the sector’s demand to revive the two-year post-study work visa that was popular with self-financing Indian students, but was closed in 2012.
Increasing the post-study work period and making it easier for Indian and non-EU students to find work, are among the new plans unveiled by the Theresa May government on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Increasing the post-study work period and making it easier for Indian and non-EU students to find work, are among the new plans unveiled by the Theresa May government on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Netflix original Roma casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

The live-in nanny in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-nominated film Roma, Ignacia Ponciano represents millions of women working in domestic service across Latin America for want of a better opportunity.
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 07:02 PM IST
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