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

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? Latin America. Latam, the largest aviation group in Latin America, announced it is laying off 1,400 workers in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. (MercoPress)

?? Cuba. More than 150 Cuban doctors will come to Brazil through the More Doctors Program, a white-coat diplomacy initiative to help in the fight against Covid-19. (G1, in Portuguese)

?? Colombia. President Ivan Duque says lifting tax on retail sales for three days could stimulate the economy to recover. (Colombia Reports)

?? Argentina. Damaged by the crisis, Argentinian malls want to develop a takeaway sales system. (Clarín, in Spanish)  

?? Chile. Protests sprout in Santiago, with demonstrators demanding government-provided food supplies amid the lockdown, clashing with police officers. (Santiago Times)

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