Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jun. 30, 2020

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Chile’s Sebastián Piñera takes heat for wine escapade. Photo: Presidencia de la Republica

?? Chile. President Sebastián Piñera has come in for criticism after breaking his own administration’s isolation measures to buy wine. (Ambito, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. Eighty-nine-year-old former President Carlos Menem left the hospital after fears of pneumonia. He tested negative for Covid-19. (BA Times)

?? Uruguay. Tourists from Uruguay will be the only ones in Latin America allowed to enter the European Union as the bloc reopens its borders. The country has fewer than 1,000 coronavirus cases and only 27 deaths — and will keep its own borders closed. (The Brazilian Report)

?? Chile 2. Former President Michelle Bachelet, who is the current United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, says Brazil’s Covid-19 denialism could make the pandemic worse. (Valor, in Portuguese)

?? Mexico. First Covid-19 case reported in an encampment of asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. (The Ridgefield Press)

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