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Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, has dismissed the pandemic as a “fantasy” driven by “a little flu”. Photograph:  Eraldo Peres/AP

As the pandemic hit hard early this month it overwhelmed Ecuador’s business capital, Guayaquil, now the epicentre of coronavirus in Latin America. It (...)

Relatives of a person who died from  new coronaviruscarry the wrapped coffin in a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Friday. Photograph: José Sánchez Lindao/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of the Latin American city hardest hit by the coronavirus has urged regional governments to take drastic steps to slow its spread and avoid (...)

A screenshot of NUIG’s online graduation which took place on Monday morning. Photograph: NUIG on Facebok live

The graduation of 190 medical students from NUIG has been fast-tracked to ensure more doctors are available to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. NU(...)

Funeral home workers wearing protective gear wait beside a coffin in a truck outside  Teodoro Maldonado Carbo hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador,   the centre of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Vicente Gaibor del Pino/Reuters

Ecuador’s government has begun storing the bodies of victims of coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guay(...)

Christina Park with her two boys, Cathal and Oisín Whelan.

Unable to leave their holiday apartment in Peru, following a national lockdown order, Christina Park, her husband and their two boys have, nevertheles(...)

Brian Bateman, from Terenure in Dublin, and Aoife Murphy, from Kilcock in Co Kildare, who have been unable to get a flight back to Ireland.

An Irish couple has issued a plea to the Government to help them get home from Argentina where they have been left stranded due to the coronavirus cri(...)

Julian Assange (left) in a courtroom sketch  during his extradition  hearing in London on Monday. Photograph: Julia Quenzler/Reuters

The US attempt to extradite Julian Assange on espionage charges, is an “abuse of power”, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer told a London court on Monday.(...)

Buses transporting evacuees from coronavirus-hit China’s Hubei province drive past demonstrators during a protest against their arrival. Photograph: Vlaentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s health minister has gone into quarantine with 72 evacuees from China to calm panic over the coronavirus, after villagers clashed with police(...)

Hundreds of thousands of protesters  took to the streets of  Santiago, capital of Chile, this year, many fighting running battles with police. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

If one date defines the year in Latin America it is October 18th, when Chile erupted in rage. It was the day when a week of protests against a rise in(...)

Carmakers with the swiftest transition to electric vehicles (EVs) are projected to increase in value by 108 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to €2 trillion off the value of companies in fossil fuel production, agriculture and car (...)

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