Online scams, ransomware attacks and phishing email schemes have proliferated in Latin America amid the coronavirus pandemic, exposing the dangers hackers pose to people, banks and governments.
In the Mexican border town of Tijuana, Edwin Salgado sat on a folding chair cracking jokes with fellow U.S. military veterans on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-April. Salgado, 35, had just returned from a Mexican government office where he had helped one of the newest arrivals at this border shelter known as “the Bunker”.
It's perfectly normal to feel sad every now and then. But what if that sadness seems to extend for days, or even weeks or months? You might have depression. These feelings are being exacerbated even more given the current COVID-19 fears and uncertainty about the near future.
It has now been more than 100 years since the “Spanish Influenza,” and more than a decade since the H1N1 outbreak. With nearly 500,000 cases of the new coronavirus, Covid-19, having been confirmed worldwide, the WHO on March 11 declared the outbreak to be a pandemic.
US prosecutors have charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his closest allies with drug trafficking and corruption, cementing the embattled nation’s reputation as a mafia state.
In March of last year, Alba Luz Maldonado Paz left her Honduras town in search of a better life. The 36-year-old woman said she left her country due to a lack of economic opportunities and physical danger. She was terrified, she explains, when members of an international criminal gang, La Mara 18, threatened to kill her.
Bogotá is a portentous and unruly city, a beast of numerous maverick heads slumping in the core of Colombia, serving as the country’s heart, brains—and if the air were less polluted, its lungs, too—thumping arrhythmically to the beat of inequality.