Latin America, Caribbean COVID-19 death toll exceeds 200,000: AFP tally Aug 03, 2020 0 1877 12345 AFPParisMore than 200,000 people have died from coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean, with Brazil and Mexico accounting for nearly three-quarters of those deaths, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources at 0830 GMT on Sunday.The number of fatalities stood at 200,212 in Latin America and the Caribbean, out of a total 4,919,054 reported cases. The death total doubled in just over a single month.Latin America is the second hardest hit region in the world after Europe, which has recorded 210,425 deaths and 3,189,322 infections.The United States and Canada are third.After Brazil and Mexico, the worst-affected countries in Latin America are Peru, Colombia and Chile.According to virus infection numbers as a proportion of the population, Peru tops the region’s list, followed by Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Panama.The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases. RELATED ARTICLES Merkel can ‘run circles’ around the US president, says Trump’s niece Aug 03, 2020 0 1068 Finland’s prime minister weds partner of 16 years Aug 03, 2020 0 690 (Stand-alone) Aug 03, 2020 0 1386 Floods, mudslides leave at least 13 dead or missing in South Korea SEOUL: At least five people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in South Korea, while another eight are missing, according to media reports on Sunday. Roads were closed and train services .. China abandoning path to openness, says Swiss FM AFP Geneva China is moving away from the path of openness and the West will respond more decisively if it continues to do so, Switzerland’s foreign minister told a Sunday newspaper. Economic liberalisation has not been .. 45 police injured in Berlin protests against virus curbs AFP Berlin Some 45 police officers were injured in a wave of weekend demonstrations in Berlin including protests against coronavirus restrictions, police said as protesters gathered again in smaller numbers on .. Leader of powerful criminal cartel arrested in Mexico RIO DE JANEIRO: Police in the Mexican city of Apaseo el Alto said on Sunday they had arrested Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, alias El Marro, the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel. “I would like to inform you that this morning .. US ends search for 7 marines, sailor missing at sea, says presumed dead AFP Los Angeles The US military said on Sunday it has called off a search for seven Marines and a sailor missing at sea for days, saying they were presumed dead. The military personnel were aboard an amphibious vehicle that .. Media barred from Republican convention this month: Reports WASHINGTON: Media will be barred from the Republican National Convention in North Carolina later this month, US news outlets reported, when President Donald Trump will formally receive his party’s nomination. .. Twelve suspects freed after racist attack in eastern Germany ERFURT: Twelve suspects in what police are describing as a racially-motivated attack on three Guinean men in the eastern German city of Erfurt were released from detention on Sunday. The suspects were arrested and ..