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 — 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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