Latin America Roundup: April 3, 2020

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The biggest Covid-19 headlines in Latin America today:

?? Haiti. In the middle of the pandemic, the country has assumed the presidency of the Organization of American States (OAS) permanent council. (The Brazilian Report)

?? Mexico. Beer giant Grupo Modelo, owner of 46 beer labels, including the famous Mexican beer Corona, has suspended production. This occurred after a government decree saying beer is not among the list of the agribusiness products which are priorities during the pandemic. (El Financiero, in Spanish)

?? Chile. With one of the best health indexes in Latin America, Chile has one of the continent’s lowest Covid-19 death rates. (BBC, in Spanish)

?? Colombia. Bogota Mayor Claudia López is asking people to debate the xenophobia caused by the pandemic. Ms. López is the first woman and LGBT+ person to occupy the position (El País, in Spanish)

?? Argentina: The Argentine state and the IMF will hold a remote meeting for the first time since the USD 57 billion loan was approved in 2018. The organization wants to develop a plan in order to avoid the economic crisis growing larger (Buenos Aires Times)