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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

. May 07, 2020
President Alberto Fernández said Brazil represents “a large [sanitary] risk,” as Latin America's largest country heads toward becoming the world's next Covid-19 epicenter Argentinian President Alberto Fernández. Photo: PR Argentina

🇦🇷 Argentina. President Alberto Fernández said Brazil represents “a large [sanitary] risk,” as Latin America’s largest country heads toward becoming the world’s next Covid-19 epicenter. (Pagina 12, in Spanish)

🇨🇴 Colombia. President Iván Duque extended quarantine until at least May 25, but loosened some isolation rules. (Bogotá Post)

🇨🇱 Chile. After topping 20,000 confirmed cases, the government said Chile will reach the peak of the Covid-19 infection curve in May. (El Desconcierto, in Spanish)

🇨🇺 Cuba. The communist island seeks to establish better diplomatic relations with its “doctor diplomacy.” (Guardian)

🇪🇨 Ecuador. Announcing the extension to the country’s state of emergency, President Lenín Moreno said “only the press” can get close to the people during the pandemic. His statements came in the week of World Press Freedom Day. (El Diario)

 
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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