Latin America News Headlines
Mexico's legendary masked wrestlers thrown out of ring by coronavirus
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's legendary masked wrestlers have been economically body-slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, with some resorting to food parcels or even underground fights to survive a ban on sporting events.
Venezuela opposition party says govt supporters take over its HQ
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan opposition party said government sympathizers who had taken over its headquarters threw tear gas at those who attempted to enter on Monday, as the country heads toward legislative elections the opposition plans to boycott.
Argentina joins calls in Latin America to delay regional bank vote
(Reuters) - Argentina on Monday joined calls from Latin America for a delay in the election of a new president for the region's leading development finance lender, citing logistical complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Honduras, Mexican Caribbean shaken by shallow quake
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake on Monday, which had its epicenter in the Caribbean near the Bay Islands of Honduras popular with tourists, was felt as far away as the Mexican coastal state of Quintana Roo, local authorities said.
Havana, the 'Paris of the Caribbean,' gets its own Eiffel Tower
HAVANA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Havana was once dubbed the 'Paris of the Caribbean' for its beautiful architecture, vibrant arts scene, and flourishing nightlife. Now it even has its own Eiffel Tower.
Cuba reports record number of COVID-19 cases
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba reported a record 93 cases of the new coronavirus on Monday as a surge of the disease in the Havana area threatened to stall the re-opening of the country after a partial lockdown beginning in March.
MercadoLibre second-quarter revenue beats estimates
Aug 10 (Reuters) - Latin American e-commerce platform MercadoLibre Inc on Monday beat expectations for quarterly revenue, as it benefited from a surge in online shopping with people staying indoors due to the coronavirus crisis.
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Aug. 10
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WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus
GENEVA (Reuters) - There is a "vast global gap" between funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, and the WHO was only "10% of the way" there.
UPDATE 3-WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus
GENEVA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - There is a "vast global gap" between funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, and the WHO was only "10% of the way" there.
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