Latin America Covid-19 Roundup: March 25, 2020

. Mar 25, 2020
Latin America Covid-19 Roundup: March 25, 2020

The biggest Covid-19 headlines around Latin America today: 

🇨🇺 Cuba. The Cuban permanent representative in the UN, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, said the U.S. refused medical aid from the island — despite urgent requests from New York authorities. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

🇲🇽 Mexico. The country will open 19 hospitals to fight the coronavirus outbreak. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

🇻🇪 Venezuela. The Covid-19 outbreak pushes Venezuelan migrants into worst-case scenarios. (BBC, in Spanish)

🇵🇦 Panama. The country became the last country in Latin America to declare a lockdown. (RTL)

🇨🇴 Colombia: In an effort to contain the coronavirus spread, President Iván Duque issued a quarantine decree. (Colombia Reports)

🇨🇱 Chile. With 220 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, the Chilean government said Covid-19 infections surpassed 1,000 for the first time. (U.S. News)

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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