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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 — specialized in Latin American politics and markets. He has been published by Opera Mundi, Revista VIP, and The Intercept Brasil, among others.

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