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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 1, 2020

. Jun 01, 2020
Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 1, 2020 Photo: Lidiya Ribakova/Shutterstock

🌎 Central America. With the exception of Nicaragua, the good performance of Central American countries against the pandemic has helped the adoption of biosafety protocols against Covid-19 in the region. (Prensa, in Spanish)

🇨🇷 Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan border will be reopened after a regional agreement, allowing trucks to circulate. The decision to put the country on lockdown came on May 18. (La Prensa, in Spanish)

🇺🇾 Uruguay. The country recorded only its 23rd death from Covid-19. (El País, in Spanish)

🇦🇷 Argentina. A 14-year-old boy becomes the country’s youngest Covid-19 victim, a clear example of the effects of poverty and inequality during the crisis. (Clarín, in Spanish)

🇻🇪 Venezuela. Boosted by the pandemic, Venezuela’s economic crisis has led President Nicolás Maduro to gradually cut subsidies on fuel, once the cheapest in the world (Explica)

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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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