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

. Jun 19, 2020
Interim president Jeanine Añez speaks from the Real Plaza Hotel in La Paz, where an isolation centre has been installed for those infected by coronavirus © Luis Angel Reglero/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Interim President Jeanine Añez speaks from the Real Plaza Hotel in La Paz. Photo: Luis Angel Reglero/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

🇧🇴 Bolivia. Interim President Jeanine Áñez considers postponing elections scheduled for September as Covid-19 cases keep rising. (CNN

🇨🇷 Costa Rica. While neighbors discuss the suspension of public holidays, Costa Rica postponed them due to the pandemic. (La Nación, in Spanish)

🇦🇷 Argentina. Health Minister Ginés González García believes the country could reach its Covid-19 peak during the first week of July. (BA Times)

🇨🇴 Colombia. President Ivan Duque’s plan to restart the economy turned into an “epidemiological nightmare” with people gathering in stores during Colombia’s Black Friday. (Colombia Reports

🇵🇾 Paraguay. International organizations say Paraguay will face a less negative economic forecast due to the pandemic. The country has registered only 13 coronavirus deaths. (Prensa Latina, Spanish)

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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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