Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

. Apr 28, 2020
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🇦🇷 Argentina. The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) canceled the 2019/2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Goal)

🇨🇴 Colombia. After announcing a Covid-19-led ceasefire, Colombia’s last active guerrilla group, the ELN, will take up arms once again. The United Nations condemned the move. (Vanguardia, in Spanish)

🇧🇴 Bolivia. The Bolivian government tried to loosen quarantine rules, allowing scheduled entrance in supermarkets. It failed, creating even more public gatherings. (El Deber, in Spanish)

🇵🇾 Paraguay. President Mario Abdo Benítez said he will “lock everything up again” if people stop respecting his so-called “smart quarantine.” (ABC, in Spanish)

🇵🇪 Peru. At least nine people died during a Peruvian prison riot, caused by inmates demanding better sanitary measures against the coronavirus (Reuters, 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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