Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

. Apr 22, 2020
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🇲🇽 Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to give amnesty to at least 6,000 prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak (Yucatán, in Spanish)

🇨🇷 Costa Rica. Several businessmen asked President Carlos Alvarado do reduce public spending instead of increasing taxes. The government is seeking new strategies to fight the pandemic (Nación, in Spanish

🇬🇹 Guatemala. President Alejandro Giammattei said at least 40 immigrants who returned to the country from the U.S. have tested positive for Covid-19 (Reuters

🇭🇹 Haiti. The government plans to distribute food to unemployed people, while 40 percent of the population suffers from food insecurity (La Vanguardia, in Spanish)

🇦🇷 Argentina. The country proposes the first experiments of loosening isolation restrictions next week (La Nación, 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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