Life expectancy may be reduced by 2 to 7 yrs in Southeast Asia due to COVID-19 pandemic, claims study
A recent study, published in the journal PLOS on 17 September, 2020, showed that if COVID-19 continues to spread, there would be a decrease in the life expectancy of people, especially in regions which have been affected severely by the infection.
How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses
Guillermo Del Toro’s genre-bending and -blending approach to filmmaking allows him to reach a large and varied audience while also providing sharp social and historical commentary on Spain’s fraught past.
The gradual undermining of democratic rules during an economic crisis and a public health catastrophe could leave Latin America primed for slower growth and an increase in corruption and human rights abuses
Coronavirus case numbers are rising in several major countries at the same time, says WHO's Mike Ryan
The world recorded more than 183,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the most in a single day since the outbreak started in December.
To beat the coronavirus, Colombia tries to limit number of people in streets by separating men and women
Bogotá, Colombia’s capital and largest city, joined Panama this week in instituting a gender-based virus-prevention measure designed to limit the number of people in the streets
CIA spied on countries including India, Pakistan through secretly-owned Swiss encryption firm for decades, says Washington Post report
The CIA read the encrypted messages of several countries, including India, for decades through its secretly-owned Switzerland-based company trusted by governments all over the world to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret.
S Jaishankar meets Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro in Delhi, discusses ways to deepen ties between India, Brazil in trade and investment
Later in the day, Bolsonaro and Narendra Modi will hold extensive talks following which the two countries are expected to ink 15 agreements
Billionaire investor George Soros, known for his outspoken liberal views, condemns the rise of nationalist dictators, says survival of open societies is endangered as the world faces an even greater crisis: climate change
EU said people in more than 80 countries will benefit from the money, African nations to get largest chunk.
Hospitality firm OYO has entered Mexico as part of its expansion plans in Latin American markets, sources aware of the development said on Friday
Mexico gives 'protection' to Opposition lawmaker, says it will protect people 'regardless of their political affinity'
The foreign ministry of Mexico said that the country 'reiterates its commitment to respect, protect and promote the human rights of all people, regardless of their political affinity.'
US rattled as China's construction work under Belt and Road initiative reaches Panama in Central America
China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in the US.
Amazon has said it would open its first customer service center in Colombia later this year.
Two more women accuse ex-Costa Rican president Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct, but #MeToo still muted in Latin America
Two women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct
'Right Livelihood Award' given to three jailed Saudi human rights activists and two Latin American anti-corruption workers
The Right Livelihood Award — known as the "Alternative Nobel" — has been given to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders.
Fire engulfs 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, destroys priceless artifacts including collections from Brazil's royal family
The esteemed museum in Rio de Janeiro housed artifacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil
Uber to open its first technology development centre in Latin America to focus on safety and smooth operations
With its base in Sao Paulo, the new centre launched by Uber will start its operations in the fourth quarter of this year.
Venezuela’s financial crisis to reach epic proportions by year end as IMF predicts over 1 million percent inflation
Amid the financial and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the country is expected to see hyperinflation reach epic proportions: a million percent a year by the end of 2018, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.
Donald Trump followers double up on Twitter 'since taking office', Narendra Modi ranked third, reveals study
Donald Trump's Twitter handle counts nearly 10 million more followers than third-place holder, PM Narendra Modi, according to the latest "Twiplomacy" study by communications firm Burson Cohn and Wolfe
RIP PRI: Mexico's ruling party faces record defeat in Presidential Election; corruption, violence and poverty caused lack of trust
Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was one of the most successful brands in 20th-century politics, but a record defeat in Sunday’s presidential election has left its future hanging in the balance.