Latest from Maite Fernández Simon

Uruguay, once a coronavirus model, struggles against a deadly wave

South America leads the world in new cases and deaths per capita. Uruguay leads South America in both.
  • May 12, 2021

Argentina locked down early and hard. Now cases are exploding.

Masks are required everywhere, and gatherings remain limited to 10 or fewer people. But more people are flouting the rules.
  • Oct 27, 2020

How tiny Uruguay, wedged between Brazil and Argentina, has avoided the worst of the coronavirus

With early, aggressive action, the South American country has held covid-19 in check, so far.
  • Jul 21, 2020

Tourists recall a mother’s tormented cries after toddler fell from cruise ship to her death

The 18-month-old child tumbled 11 stories from an open window onto the dock, dying on the scene during a family vacation.
  • Jul 9, 2019