Latin America Covid-19 News Roundup: Jul. 22, 2020

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Bolivian national team plays during Copa America Centenario at Gillette Stadium. Photo: FIFA

?? Bolivia. César Salinas, chairman of Bolivia’s Football Association, died of Covid-19 two weeks after being infected. He was 58 years old. (Chicago Tribune, in Spanish)

?? Argentina. A daily record of new Covid-19 deaths in the country since the pandemic has started: 113. (UOL, in Portuguese)

?? Mexico. Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard said the vaccine for Covid-19 will come “in time.” (La Jornada, in Spanish)

?? Guatemala. 62-year-old former Health Minister Jorge Villavicencio died of Covid-19 in jail. He was a member of the Otto Pérez Molina cabinet and was arrested late in 2019 for corruption. (Prensa Libre, in Spanish)

?? Honduras. Honduran journalist David Romero dies of Covid-19 in jail, bringing his controversial conviction back to light. He received a 10-year sentence for slander and defamation against a prosecutor. (CPJ)

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