Public Health
Izkia Siches is part of a new generation of leaders emerging during the coronavirus outbreak.
While wealthy residents shelter in place, many of those living on the edge of the region's biggest cities face impossible choices.
China helped spare the region from the worst of the 2008-09 financial crisis. But recently, its lending to Latin America has been in decline.
Ideas to address the coronavirus crisis during a time of fiscal scarcity.
Activists say recurring shortages of crucial drugs are partly due to administrative struggles at the national health ministry.

On Wednesday, nearly 800 people filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University for its role in a research study that infected more than 1,600 Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases in the 1940s and 1950s.

Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Congress, yesterday approved nationwide public smoking bans and strict advertising regulations for tobacco companies—by a vote of 181-0 with one abstention.

Doubts have begun surfacing this week in Haiti about the viability of holding national elections on schedule on November 28 as the country grapples with an ongoing cholera epidemic, which has already claimed over 300 lives.

Health officials in Haiti today confirmed that a first-in-decades outbreak of cholera has struck in the Lower Artibonite region just north of Port-au-Prince.


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