Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 13, 2020

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Argentinian Congress. Photo: Miguel César/WikiCommons

?? Argentina. Lawmakers defend slapping higher taxes on the country’s largest fortunes during the pandemic. (Buenos Aires Times)

?? Panama. The administration of the Panama Canal faces uncertainty during the pandemic, with a decrease in boat traffic. (Container Mag)

?? Bolivia. The United Nations ordered the interim government of Jeanine Áñez to modify a decree intended to fight misinformation in pandemic times. The organization, along with unions and NGOs, says it violates freedom of speech principles. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish

?? Colombia. Jorge Iván Ospina, the mayor of Cali — Colombia’s third-biggest city — condemned a group of men that organized an orgy during the pandemic: “irresponsibility.” (Caracol, in Spanish)  

?? Haiti. Doctors say Covid-19 could bring the “worst-case scenario” the Haitian healthcare system has faced so far. The coronavirus has arrived just as the country recovers from a cholera outbreak. (NPR)