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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

. Apr 23, 2020
🇨🇷 Costa Rica. President Carlos Alvarado said to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) that "there is no money,” creating tension amid the debate about the financial aid program to counter the effects of the pandemic (El Observador, in Spanish)

🇨🇷 Costa Rica. President Carlos Alvarado told the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) that “there is no money,” creating tension amid the debate about the financial aid program to counter the effects of the pandemic (El Observador, in Spanish)

🇨🇴 Colombia. President Iván Duque’s administration stated that the country’s lockdown will continue until at least May 11. (The Bogotá Post)

🇦🇷 Argentina. An Argentinian who works with Cuban doctors around the world tells her Covid-19 story. (Clarín, in Spanish)

🇧🇴 Bolivia. The government waits for the end of the week to decide whether to loosen quarantine restrictions. (El Deber, in Spanish)

🇭🇹 Haiti. Still unsure about the real Covid-19 numbers, the Haitian government said only 60 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country. (Prensa Latina, 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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