The week that was: A balance of economy and public health

NEW YORK (AP) — As heads of state, local leaders, business owners and individual citizens weighed the costs of re-opening the global economy, fears of new outbreaks grew. A central question emerged: H...

Small tribes seal borders, push testing to keep out virus

PICURIS PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — On a dusty plaza in a Native American village that dates back nearly a millennium, a steady trickle of vehicles inched through a pop-up coronavirus testing site. ...

New Mexico town near vast US reservation shuts everyone out

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Like clockwork, payday arrives and tens of thousands of people from the Navajo reservation and other rural stretches along the New Mexico-Arizona border flood into Gallup, a freewh...

Anti-India clashes continue in tense Kashmir for 3rd day

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India protests and clashes continued for a third day in disputed Kashmir on Friday following the killing of a top rebel leader by government forces. Rebe...

Taiwan unveils indigenous ventilator prototype

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (May 8) unveiled the prototype of an indigenously developed ventilator, another example of how Taiwan can help and is helping in the global battle against...

New Mexico extends lockdown for town that's a US hot spot

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Traffic was almost nonexistent in this small New Mexico city, and just a handful of people waited their turn to get into grocery stores and other essential businesses. This place w...

Pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan villages. On the Thai-Myanmar border, the Karen people have also made makes...

Social distancing long routine in areas run by armed groups

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For people in Mexican towns and villages where criminal gangs, armed groups and drug traffickers hold more sway than the state, the novel coronavirus is just the latest danger. The ...

AP Explains: India lockdown slows virus, but gaps remain

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's six-week coronoavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations such as construction resuming and self-emp...

Virus roadblock ends in shooting in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in southern Mexico may face charges after they opened fire on townspeople protesting an anti-virus roadblock that activists say cut their community off from the outside world...

Report: Nicaragua government failing to protect indigenous

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua’s government has not only failed to enforce laws that protect its indigenous peoples and their communal lands, but is actively promoting illegal land grabs and granting co...

Taiwan to invest NT$50 million in developing 100 ventilator prototypes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Shen Jong-Chin (沈榮津) said Wednesday (April 29) that the government is planning to invest NT$50 million (US$1.68 million) in d...

Taiwan donates 500,000 medical masks to Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (April 28) that it had delivered 500,000 medical masks to Canada on April 22, and the Canadian Trade O...

Lives Lost: Brothers journey from rural Mexico to life in US

To drivers on the George Washington Bridge, Martin Morales probably looked like just another weekend warrior in his windbreaker and bicycle helmet, out for a ride in the suburbs across the river from ...

World Bank: Global remittances to drop 20% amid coronavirus

HAVANA (AP) — Remittances sent home by migrants from low- and middle-income countries are expected to drop around 20 percent this year amid the global economic slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus...