Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup

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?? Argentina. The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) canceled the 2019/2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Goal)

?? Colombia. After announcing a Covid-19-led ceasefire, Colombia’s last active guerrilla group, the ELN, will take up arms once again. The United Nations condemned the move. (Vanguardia, in Spanish)

?? Bolivia. The Bolivian government tried to loosen quarantine rules, allowing scheduled entrance in supermarkets. It failed, creating even more public gatherings. (El Deber, in Spanish)

?? Paraguay. President Mario Abdo Benítez said he will “lock everything up again” if people stop respecting his so-called “smart quarantine.” (ABC, in Spanish)

?? Peru. At least nine people died during a Peruvian prison riot, caused by inmates demanding better sanitary measures against the coronavirus (Reuters, in Spanish)