Latin America

Raul Castro to step down as head of Cuba’s Communist party

Havana, Cuba – By Monday, Cuba looks set to be without a Castro at the helm for the first time…

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The AstraZeneca jab and the price of fragmented decision-making

Elena Hugony was sure about one thing as she entered a COVID-19 vaccination centre in the Italian city of Palermo…

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Brazil Senate investigating Bolsonaro’s handling of COVID-19

Sao Paulo, Brazil – The Brazilian Senate has launched an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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St Vincent volcano erupts again, spewing more gas and ash

La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent erupted in another huge explosion on Monday, sending sulphuric gas…

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Venezuela to produce Cuban COVID vaccine: Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says the country has signed a deal to produce two million doses per month of a…

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Ecuador votes for next president amid COVID and economic crises

Quito, Ecuador – More than 13 million eligible Ecuadorian voters are heading to the polls on Sunday as left-wing economist…

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‘Tragic combination’: Millions go hungry amid Brazil COVID crisis

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Ana Maria Nogueira adds one bacon-flavoured seasoning cube to the pot of rice simmering on the…

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St Vincent volcano: New ‘explosive event’ causes power cuts

A new “explosive event” has been reported at a volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines…

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Politically weary Peruvians to elect new president and Congress

Lima, Peru – Weary Peruvians heading to the polls this Sunday face an unlikely conundrum – an overwhelming majority of…

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COVID roundup: Vaccine restrictions, record cases and job losses

An increasing number of countries are joining the ranks of those limiting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the…

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