Mexico Reports Over 1,500 Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths in Country’s Highest Daily Total

Paramedics wait outside the General Hospital for an available hospital bed for their patient showing symptoms of COVID-19 to be admitted, in Mexico City, Mexico, Jan. 7, 2021. Luis Cortes, Reuters Mexico marked a grim milestone with 1,584 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, the country's highest daily total to date as it struggles to contain the … Continue reading Mexico Reports Over 1,500 Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths in Country’s Highest Daily Total

Mexico’s Homicide Rate Remained High in 2020 Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019 file photo, police guard the scene of a murder after a man was shot to death in Acapulco, Mexico. Mexico's homicide rate remained high in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, with a small decline compared to 2019. Authorities hailed the decline to 34,515 homicides in 2020, but the … Continue reading Mexico’s Homicide Rate Remained High in 2020 Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

At Least Three People Dead, Six Injured After Explosion Rips Through Central Madrid

Firefighters work next to a damaged building at Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A loud explosion of unknown origin has partially destroyed a six-floor-tall building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital, Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) At least three people … Continue reading At Least Three People Dead, Six Injured After Explosion Rips Through Central Madrid

Here’s What to Know About the New, More Infectious Strain of COVID-19 Being Blamed for Surge in Cases in Brazil

More than 200,000 people have died of the coronavirus in Brazil, the second-highest death toll after the U.S.PHOTO: EDMAR BARROS/ASSOCIATED PRESS Many hoped the Brazilian city of Manaus had seen the worst of the pandemic, after a first wave of COVID-19 tore through it in spring 2020, forcing authorities to dig mass graves and causing the mayor to … Continue reading Here’s What to Know About the New, More Infectious Strain of COVID-19 Being Blamed for Surge in Cases in Brazil

Oxygen from Venezuela Arrives in Capital of Brazil’s Amazonas State for Coronavirus Patients

A convoy of five trucks carrying oxygen sent by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived late on Tuesday night in the Brazilian city of Manaus, where hospitals ran out of supplies in a resurgent coronavirus pandemic. (CREDIT: REUTERS/BRUNO KELLY) A convoy of five trucks carrying oxygen sent by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived late on Tuesday … Continue reading Oxygen from Venezuela Arrives in Capital of Brazil’s Amazonas State for Coronavirus Patients

Thefts of Oxygen Rise in Mexico as Country Records Highest Daily Death Toll Since Start of Coronavirus Pandemic

City worker Alexis Hernandez delivers a tank of oxygen to a COVID-19 patient, in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Thefts of oxygen mounted as Mexico reported its highest daily death toll since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,584 … Continue reading Thefts of Oxygen Rise in Mexico as Country Records Highest Daily Death Toll Since Start of Coronavirus Pandemic

Mexico’s Attorney General Considering Elevating Dispute With U.S. Over Dropping Investigation Into Former Defense Minister

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's then defense minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos, addresses an audience during the 50th anniversary of the Plan of Assistance to the Population in case of Disaster (Plan DN-III-E) in Mexico City, Mexico July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said on Tuesday he was considering elevating to international courts … Continue reading Mexico’s Attorney General Considering Elevating Dispute With U.S. Over Dropping Investigation Into Former Defense Minister

New Mexico Zoo Sends Pack of Endangered Gray Wolves and Their Pups to Mexico as Part of Conservation Efforts

A pair of endangered Mexican gray wolves and their seven pups have been sent from a zoo in New Mexico's largest city to Mexico as part of conservation efforts in that country. Officials at the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque confirmed Tuesday that the wolves were loaded up in separate crates and trucked south last week. The pack of … Continue reading New Mexico Zoo Sends Pack of Endangered Gray Wolves and Their Pups to Mexico as Part of Conservation Efforts

Large Caravan of Honduran Migrants Dissolved by Guatemalan Security Forces

A Honduran migrant child is helped off a Guatemalan army truck after being returned to El Florido, Guatemala, one of the border points between Guatemala and Honduras, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan … Continue reading Large Caravan of Honduran Migrants Dissolved by Guatemalan Security Forces

Oscar Isaac Confirmed to Star as Marvel’s Moon Knight in Disney Plus Series

Oscar Isaac | AP Marvel Studios' Moon Knight series has snagged additional directors. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, indie genre filmmakers behind sci-fi horror movies The Endless and Synchronic, are joining Mohamed Diab, the Egyptian filmmaker behind Middle Eastern drama Clash, as directors of the series that will star Oscar Isaac. Diab is directing a sizeable chunk of the episodes. Umbrella Academy's … Continue reading Oscar Isaac Confirmed to Star as Marvel’s Moon Knight in Disney Plus Series

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in Talks to Portray Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos”

(L-R) Aaron Sorkin, Nicole Kidman and Javier BardemMega Agency Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in negotiations to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Amazon and Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, the film about the relationship between the I Love Lucy stars. Having penned the screenplay, Academy Award winner Sorkin also will direct the film from Amazon Studios and Escape Artists. The film … Continue reading Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in Talks to Portray Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos”

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo to Star in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” Series from David E. Kelley

Netflix Netflix has given a series order to The Lincoln Lawyer, a drama based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels, from Big Little Lies and Big Sky creator David E. Kelley and A+E Studios. This is a new incarnation of the project, which originally was set up at CBS with a series production commitment last season. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven) has been tapped to play the titular … Continue reading Manuel Garcia-Rulfo to Star in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” Series from David E. Kelley

Argentina Wants Former Military Officer, Now Living in Miami, Extradited to Face Charges for Decades-Old Murders

On the surface, Roberto Guillermo Bravo epitomizes the successful American immigrant. Born and raised in Argentina, he graduated from the country’s naval academy and served as a lieutenant before coming to the United States to work as a military attaché in the Argentine Embassy. After retiring from the military, Bravo moved with his family to … Continue reading Argentina Wants Former Military Officer, Now Living in Miami, Extradited to Face Charges for Decades-Old Murders

Argentina and Chile Suspend Flights from UK as New Variant Coronavirus Spreads in Britain

Argentina and Chile announced late Sunday that they are suspending flights from the UK after health officials in Britain confirmed that a new variant of the coronavirus was rapidly spreading in the country. Argentina has reported 41,813 deaths so far from COVID-19 while over 1.5 million people have been infected. In Chile, those who do … Continue reading Argentina and Chile Suspend Flights from UK as New Variant Coronavirus Spreads in Britain

Thousands Take to the Streets to Bid Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Farewell

Tens of thousands of fans eager to honor Diego Maradona lined up to file past the coffin of Argentina's most iconic soccer star on Thursday, some confronting police who tried to maintain order at the country's presidential mansion. Some threw bottles and pieces of metal fencing at police near the Casa Rosada in the heart … Continue reading Thousands Take to the Streets to Bid Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Farewell