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Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 23, 2020

. Jun 23, 2020
Argentina Teatro Colon Photo: Civitas

🇦🇷 Argentina 1. Victoria Alcaraz, director of Buenos Aires’ famous Colón Theater, tests positive for Covid-19. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

🇦🇷 Argentina 2. A man tried to drive into the Chinese embassy in Buenos Aires yelling that “the CIA is behind the pandemic” — and asking for China’s help. (Prensa, in Spanish)

🇻🇪 Venezuela. Despite the quarantine imposed by President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelans gather for San Juan celebrations. (Efecto Cocuyo, in Spanish) 

🇨🇱 Chile. President Sebastián Piñera is accused by the opposition of violating quarantine protocols to attend the funeral of his uncle, priest Bernardino Piñera. (El País, in Portuguese)

🇨🇴 Colombia. Government projects 41,000 coronavirus deaths by year-end. (Colombia Reports)

🇭🇳 Honduras. Authorities investigate alleged illegal contracts for building field hospitals during the pandemic. (Notiamerica, in Spanish)

 
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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