Regional Stories

 I was busy making music, performing, touring and getting gigs here and there; life was going on as usual. Then we started hearing about people falling sick, going to the hospital; some didn’t get better. It was spreading, they had to close the schools. Carnival was put off. People didn’t know what was going to happen next.”  
22 October 2021 – The National Commission for the Certification of Polio Eradication works day by day to end to the disease in its wild form. A team of 80 observers at the national level and 20 provincial directors ensures that the programs carried out by the Ministry of Public Health (MPS) are completed and monitor that the vaccination centers…
From the beginning of the pandemic until 26 November of 2021, there were 710,027 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported among indigenous people in 18 countries of the Americas, of which 16,860 died from complications related to this disease (including 6,560 cases and 226 deaths reported in indigenous people in Ecuador).— October 2021 —…
In Uruguay, a country of a little over 3.5 million people, more than 70% of the population has already received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 75% have had at least the first dose. Vaccination progress in Uruguay has been accompanied by an abrupt decrease in severe cases of the disease, as well as the total number of active cases.
On August 9, 2021, as populations reeled from the COVID-19 pandemic, global citizens paused to contemplate one of the most consequential documents – The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report on climate change. The results were in, and the evidence was glaring. It sounded the alarm on what was considered to be a looming fear and quickly accelerated the…