Latin America Roundup: more than 100 Covid-19 deaths

. Mar 24, 2020
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The biggest Covid-19-related headlines in Latin America:

🇦🇷 Argentina. Two people killed over the past 24 hours, leaving Argentina with six coronavirus casualties. (Infobae, in Spanish)

🇳🇮 Nicaragua. Health authorities suspect Nicaragua Covid-19 cases are heavily underreported. (AM Prensa, in Spanish)

🇲🇽 Mexico. Authorities reported 367 confirmed cases and four total deaths. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has belittled the threat posed by Covid-19, asking Mexicans to go on with “business as usual.” (The Brazilian Report)

🇭🇹 Haiti. Music star Rihanna donates USD 5 million to coronavirus-related studies, including in Haiti. (La Prensa, in Spanish) 

🇵🇦 Panama. In a press conference, Panama’s Health Minister confirmed the country’s sixth Covid-19 death—and 345 total cases (La Prensa, in Spanish)

🇪🇨 Ecuador. The country is right behind Brazil, with Latin America’s second-highest number of Covid-19 deaths. So far, 27 Ecuadorians have been killed by the novel coronavirus. Another 1,029 have tested positive. (El Comercio, in Spanish)

Lucas Berti

Lucas Berti covers international affairs—specializing Latin American politics and markets. He has been published by Opera Mundi, Revista VIP, and The Intercept Brasil, among others.

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