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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

. May 08, 2020
Falklands War veteran heads Covid-19 fight in Argentinian municipality Jorge Guidobono during the Falklands War. Photo: Personal archive

🇦🇷 Argentina. Falklands War veteran now coordinating the anti-Covid-19 fight in the Argentinian municipality of San Miguel. (Clarín, in Spanish)

🇨🇴 Colombia. Former coffee plantation becomes a coronavirus refuge for international artists. (The Bogota Post)

🇨🇱 Chile. First child patient dies of Covid-19 as countrywide cases reach 26,000. (La Prensa, in Spanish

🇨🇺 Cuba. The U.S. government intensifies criticism against countries that accept assistance from Cuban doctors, saying Havana uses the pandemic to “perpetuate labor exploitation.” (El País, in Portuguese

🇵🇪 Peru. Agriculture Minister Jorge Montenegro tests positive for Covid-19: confirmed cases top 60,000. (Nodal, in Spanish)

 
Lucas Berti

Lucas Berti covers international affairs—specializing Latin American politics and markets. He has been published by Opera Mundi, Revista VIP, and The Intercept Brasil, among others.

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