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Walter Rivera, director of the Coche wholesale market shouts the rules to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease to sellers and customers amid the outbreak in Caracas, Venezuela July 23, 2020. Picture taken July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
Walter Rivera, director of the Coche wholesale market shouts the rules to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease to sellers and customers amid the outbreak in Caracas, Venezuela July 23, 2020. Picture taken July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Venezuela produce market is at centre of Caracas COVID-19 outbreak

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela capital Caracas’ largest produce market is at the centre of a worsening COVID-19 outbreak, but cash-strapped merchants refuse to stop hawking food there for the city’s 5 million residents, many of whom are starving.

Tropical Storm Isaias grazes Florida, heads up East Coast

MIAMI,  (Reuters) – The Florida coast looked set to avoid major damage late yesterday with Tropical Storm Isaias keeping offshore as it rumbles north, although it could strengthen to a hurricane by the time it reaches the Carolinas on Monday packing heavy winds and rain.

Latin America coronavirus death toll surges past 200,000

LIMA,  (Reuters) – The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday night, a Reuters tally showed, underlining the region’s status as one of the global epicenters of the pandemic that is testing governments to the limit.

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