Latin America now has world's highest coronavirus death toll

(Reuters) – Latin America surpassed Europe on Tuesday to become the region with the highest coronavirus death toll worldwide, according to a Reuters tally. The region has now recorded more than 206,000 deaths, approximately 30% of the global total. Brazil, the Latin American country most affected by the novel coronavirus, has now recorded a total […]

Russia says suspected mercenaries detained by Belarus were going to Latin America

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian diplomat said on Monday a group of more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were only passing through Minsk and were on their way to an unnamed Latin American state. Belarusian authorities have said they suspect the men entered their country to plot “acts of terrorism” […]

Latin America coronavirus death toll surges past 200,000

LIMA (Reuters) – The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday night, a Reuters tally showed, underlining the region’s status as one of the global epicenters of the pandemic that is testing governments to the limit. Apart from the United States, Brazil and Mexico have racked up more fatalities […]

LATAM Airlines to fire 'at least' 2,700 workers in Brazil

BRASILIA (Reuters) – LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) will fire “at least” 2,700 workers in Brazil, including pilots, its Brazilian arm said on Saturday, as the bankrupt carrier struggles to cut costs and cope with an industry collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, LATAM Brasil said it opened a voluntary redundancy process on Friday […]

LATAM Airlines set to fire at least 2,700 workers in Brazil: reports

BRASILIA (Reuters) – LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) is poised to fire at least 2,700 workers in Brazil, including pilots, starting with a voluntary redundancy process slated to commence next week, O Globo and O Estado de S. Paulo newspapers reported on Saturday. The layoffs are the latest in efforts to downsize Latin America’s largest airline, and […]