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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 26, 2020

. May 26, 2020
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨ Ecuador. Protests against layoffs and wage cuts erupt in the capital Quito, with 2,000 defying stay-home orders. (BBC)

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨ Ecuador. Protests against layoffs and wage cuts erupt in the capital Quito, with 2,000 defying stay-home orders. (BBC)

πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ Peru. The Peruvian Health Ministry says the country will have its own molecular diagnostic test for Covid-19 “soon.” (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡· Costa Rica. With the lowest mortality rate in Latin America, Costa Rica begins to use plasma tests against the coronavirus. (Deutsche Welle, in Spanish)

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina. Lockdown rules get stricter in Buenos Aires as cases continue to rise β€” Argentinian capital sees its first anti-quarantine protest take place. (Buenos Aires Times)

πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ύ Paraguay. With Covid-19 cases falling, Paraguay moves to the stage-two of its so-called β€œsmart quarantine.” (Merco Press, in Spanish)

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Lucas Berti

Lucas Berti covers international affairs β€” 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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