Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 21, 2020

ecuador President Lenín Moreno
President Lenín Moreno

?? Ecuador. President Lenín Moreno’s administration announces big budget cuts to free money for the coronavirus crisis. (Financial Times)

?? Uruguay. Every year, the country pays homage to victims of the 1973-1985 military dictatorship, with the “March of Silence.” For the first time ever, the tribute will occur online. (El País, in Spanish)

?? Chile. The country has a new record of daily new cases: 4,000 over the last 24 hours. (Pagina 12, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. As cases keep rising, Argentinian top authorities state “nothing will be reopened.” (Clarín, in Spanish)

?? Cuba. The communist island state begins blood plasma treatment for Covid-19 patients. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

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