Latin America News Headlines
Soccer-Nicaraguan footballers playing on but players fear virus
MANAGUA, April 4 (Reuters) - Football in Nicaragua is enjoying a surge in popularity as one of the few national leagues where games are still ongoing but players in action there are concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus and say fear has changed the way they play.
OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse: sources
DUBAI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.
Panama's health ministry registers 1,801 coronavirus cases, 46 deaths
PANAMA CITY, April 4 (Reuters) - Panama's health ministry on Saturday registered 1,801 cases of the novel coronavirus in the Central American county, an increase of 128 cases from a day earlier. The number of deaths increased by five to 46. (Reporting by Elida Moreno; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by David Gregorio)
Trump threatens tariffs on oil imports to 'protect' U.S. energy workers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose tariffs on crude imports if he has to "protect" U.S. energy workers from the oil price crash that has been exacerbated by a war between Russia and Saudi Arabia over market share.
UPDATE 5-OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse - sources
DUBAI/MOSCOW, April 4 (Reuters) - OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.
Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up
GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country's outbreak, have already filled morgues and hospitals.
UPDATE 2-Suspected cartel shootout kills 19 in northern Mexico
CIUDAD JUAREZ, April 4 (Reuters) - A shootout between suspected drug cartel hitmen has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the state government said on Saturday, in one of the country's worst outbreaks of gang violence this year.
Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spread
GUATEMALA CITY, April 4 (Reuters) - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Brazil's lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases surpass 10,000
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a "war budget" to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases.
Soccer-Tajikistan enjoys rare spotlight as Istiklol win Super Cup
DUSHANBE, April 4 (Reuters) - A rare spotlight shone on Tajikistan soccer on Saturday as the Central Asian country kicked off its new season with most football around the world shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- More Latin America News Headlines