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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 25, 2020

. May 25, 2020
Ecuador to raise taxes on higher-income companies and individuals Plaza Grande in Quito, Ecuador. Photo: F11photo/Shutterstock

🇪🇨 Ecuador. The government is set to raise taxes on higher-income companies and individuals. (El Comercio, in Spanish)

🇺🇾 Uruguay. President Luis Lacalle Pou will reinforce border control after Covid-19 deaths in the town of Rivera, on the Brazilian border. He spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to activate an already-existing sanitary cooperation treaty. (The Brazilian Report

🇨🇱 Chile. President Sebastián Piñera admits Chile’s healthcare system “is close to its absolute limit.” (MercoPress)

🇦🇷 Argentina. The police investigate an unlawful wedding celebration during lockdown. At least one cop was in attendance. (Clarín, in Spanish)

🇨🇺 Cuba. The communist island asks the international community to support Africa during the pandemic. At least 6,000 Cuban nationals — including several doctors — are spread across 32 African countries. (Prensa Latina)

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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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