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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 22, 2020

. Jun 22, 2020
🇲🇽 Mexico. Covid-19 deaths in Mexico top 20,000, exceeding the government’s initial forecasts. (BBC, in Spanish) Mexico City. Photo: Andre QO/Shutterstock

🇲🇽 Mexico. Covid-19 deaths in Mexico top 20,000, exceeding the government’s initial forecasts. (BBC, in Spanish)

🇦🇷 Argentina.  With 19 new deaths from coronavirus registered on Sunday, Argentina has now crossed the mark of 1,000 deaths. (BA Times)

🇺🇾 Uruguay. President Lacalle Pou’s mea culpa after 37 new Covid-19 cases in Treinta y Tres (center-east region): “We relaxed.” (Infobae, in Spanish)

🇵🇪 Peru. Facing supply shortages, Peruvian Covid-19 patients have to buy their own oxygen canisters on the black market, paying much higher prices. (Época, in Portuguese)

🇭🇹 Haiti. Inactive airports will be reopened, after the Haitian government declared the peak has already passed. (Prensa Latina, in 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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