Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jul. 15, 2020

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?? Colombia. Per Human Rights Watch (HRW), gangs in Colombia have been using the quarantine as an opportunity to carry out “acts of terror.” (Yahoo, in Spanish)

?? Honduras. The Honduran government signed a USD 76-million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to fund actions against the coronavirus. (Prensa Latina, in Spanish)

?? Peru. The economic crisis — worsened by the pandemic — forced President Martín Vizcarra to change at least half of his cabinet ministers. (Reuters, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. The country was selected to carry out tests of a Covid-19 vaccine promoted by BioNTech-Pfizer. (El Universo, in Spanish)

?? Venezuela. Covid-19 cases have surpassed 10,000 as the government is called out for underreporting cases. (Rome News Tribune)

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