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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 13, 2020

. May 13, 2020
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🇦🇷 Argentina. Lawmakers defend slapping higher taxes on the country’s largest fortunes during the pandemic. (Buenos Aires Times)

🇵🇦 Panama. The administration of the Panama Canal faces uncertainty during the pandemic, with a decrease in boat traffic. (Container Mag)

🇧🇴 Bolivia. The United Nations ordered the interim government of Jeanine Áñez to modify a decree intended to fight misinformation in pandemic times. The organization, along with unions and NGOs, says it violates freedom of speech principles. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish

🇨🇴 Colombia. Jorge Iván Ospina, the mayor of Cali — Colombia’s third-biggest city — condemned a group of men that organized an orgy during the pandemic: “irresponsibility.” (Caracol, in Spanish)  

🇭🇹 Haiti. Doctors say Covid-19 could bring the “worst-case scenario” the Haitian healthcare system has faced so far. The coronavirus has arrived just as the country recovers from a cholera outbreak. (NPR)

 
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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