Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jul. 17, 2020

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?? Guatemala. Only nine doctors are available for over 26,000 prison inmates during the pandemic. (El Periodico, in Spanish)

?? Nicaragua. A staunch Covid-19 denialist, President Daniel Ortega breaks his own record and ‘disappears’ for 35 days. (Confidencial, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. During the quarantine, political polarization rises in Argentina as the left-wing government is “blamed” for isolation measures. (The Guardian

?? Mexico. The U.S-Mexico border will remain close until at least late August as both countries continue to struggle in containing the virus; in the last 24 hours, Mexico registered 6,149 new cases. (CNN)

?? Peru. Even after several small outbreaks after reopening businesses, President Martín Vizcarra will not declare another full lockdown. (La Prensa, in Spanish)

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