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

. May 19, 2020
Latin America aviation Photo: Markus Mainka/Shutterstock

🌎 Latin America. Latam, the largest aviation group in Latin America, announced it is laying off 1,400 workers in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. (MercoPress)

🇨🇺 Cuba. More than 150 Cuban doctors will come to Brazil through the More Doctors Program, a white-coat diplomacy initiative to help in the fight against Covid-19. (G1, in Portuguese)

🇨🇴 Colombia. President Ivan Duque says lifting tax on retail sales for three days could stimulate the economy to recover. (Colombia Reports)

🇦🇷 Argentina. Damaged by the crisis, Argentinian malls want to develop a takeaway sales system. (Clarín, in Spanish)  

🇨🇱 Chile. Protests sprout in Santiago, with demonstrators demanding government-provided food supplies amid the lockdown, clashing with police officers. (Santiago Times)

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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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