Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

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?? Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to give amnesty to at least 6,000 prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak (Yucatán, in Spanish)

?? Costa Rica. Several businessmen asked President Carlos Alvarado do reduce public spending instead of increasing taxes. The government is seeking new strategies to fight the pandemic (Nación, in Spanish

?? Guatemala. President Alejandro Giammattei said at least 40 immigrants who returned to the country from the U.S. have tested positive for Covid-19 (Reuters

?? Haiti. The government plans to distribute food to unemployed people, while 40 percent of the population suffers from food insecurity (La Vanguardia, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. The country proposes the first experiments of loosening isolation restrictions next week (La Nación, in Spanish)