Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: June 5, 2020

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?? Ecuador. The islands of Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal, part of the Galapagos, are the first “coronavirus free zones” in Ecuador. (Yahoo)

?? Paraguay. A congressman took off his shirt in the middle of a House session to protest against the economic situation of the Alto Paraná region. He defended the region’s economic reopening. (ABC, in Spanish

?? Guatemala. President Alejandro Giammattei said the U.S. “is not an ally” against the pandemic as the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is expanding its use of the “expedited-removal” deportation program. (Prensa Libre, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. Lockdown in Argentina will continue until June 28. (Buenos Aires Times)

?? Bolivia. The interim government of Jeanine Áñez will close three ministries and two embassies to reduce costs during the pandemic. (La Razon, in Spanish)

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