Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 1, 2020

Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 1, 2020
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? Central America. With the exception of Nicaragua, the good performance of Central American countries against the pandemic has helped the adoption of biosafety protocols against Covid-19 in the region. (Prensa, in Spanish)

?? Costa Rica. The Nicaraguan border will be reopened after a regional agreement, allowing trucks to circulate. The decision to put the country on lockdown came on May 18. (La Prensa, in Spanish)

?? Uruguay. The country recorded only its 23rd death from Covid-19. (El País, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. A 14-year-old boy becomes the country’s youngest Covid-19 victim, a clear example of the effects of poverty and inequality during the crisis. (Clarín, in Spanish)

?? Venezuela. Boosted by the pandemic, Venezuela’s economic crisis has led President Nicolás Maduro to gradually cut subsidies on fuel, once the cheapest in the world (Explica)

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