Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: May 25, 2020

Ecuador to raise taxes on higher-income companies and individuals
Plaza Grande in Quito, Ecuador. Photo: F11photo/Shutterstock

?? Ecuador. The government is set to raise taxes on higher-income companies and individuals. (El Comercio, in Spanish)

?? Uruguay. President Luis Lacalle Pou will reinforce border control after Covid-19 deaths in the town of Rivera, on the Brazilian border. He spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to activate an already-existing sanitary cooperation treaty. (The Brazilian Report

?? Chile. President Sebastián Piñera admits Chile’s healthcare system “is close to its absolute limit.” (MercoPress)

?? Argentina. The police investigate an unlawful wedding celebration during lockdown. At least one cop was in attendance. (Clarín, in Spanish)

?? Cuba. The communist island asks the international community to support Africa during the pandemic. At least 6,000 Cuban nationals — including several doctors — are spread across 32 African countries. (Prensa Latina)

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