In May 1945, a squadron of P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft poured .50-caliber rounds on a Japanese military convoy, blowing the trucks up in flames. The fighters—who were part of a 300-strong squadron nicknamed Aztec Eagles—were all Mexican soldiers fighting to liberate the Filipino people.
Palestinian-American co-owner of Jasmine Café in Texas Nameer Salmon and his restaurant launched a Ramadan food drive distributing almost 6,000 meals to the needy with donations they raised that reached $40,000.
Despite being remote and isolated from any urban life, the coronavirus is reaching more indigenous groups in the Amazon. With no near healthcare infrastructures and a lack of medical workers, tribes are struggling to survive as the federal governments are handling other priorities.
A grim consensus among public health experts seems to be taking shape around Latin America's impending COVID-19 crisis. While the region benefited from weeks of valuable forewarning in relation to the current hotspots in Europe and North America, the disease's rapid spread and the underlying realities of inequality in much of the region mean SARS-CoV-2 will soon be wreaking havoc across the Americas. As of May 10th, Brazil had already confirmed well over 160,000 cases and 11,000 deaths, while neighboring Peru had identified nearly 69,000 cases and Mexico had counted just under 3,500 deaths.