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Latin America Roundup: April 3, 2020

. Apr 03, 2020
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The biggest Covid-19 headlines in Latin America today:

🇭🇹 Haiti. In the middle of the pandemic, the country has assumed the presidency of the Organization of American States (OAS) permanent council. (The Brazilian Report)

🇲🇽 Mexico. Beer giant Grupo Modelo, owner of 46 beer labels, including the famous Mexican beer Corona, has suspended production. This occurred after a government decree saying beer is not among the list of the agribusiness products which are priorities during the pandemic. (El Financiero, in Spanish)

🇨🇱 Chile. With one of the best health indexes in Latin America, Chile has one of the continent’s lowest Covid-19 death rates. (BBC, in Spanish)

🇨🇴 Colombia. Bogota Mayor Claudia López is asking people to debate the xenophobia caused by the pandemic. Ms. López is the first woman and LGBT+ person to occupy the position (El País, in Spanish)

🇦🇷 Argentina: The Argentine state and the IMF will hold a remote meeting for the first time since the USD 57 billion loan was approved in 2018. The organization wants to develop a plan in order to avoid the economic crisis growing larger (Buenos Aires Times)

 
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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