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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls
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Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

AFP - August 21, 2020

Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.…

Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America

Lucía LACURCIA and AFP - July 19, 2020

Long confinements and widespread pessimism in Latin America due to the advance of the coronavirus and the economic debacle have fueled tensions, which in some cases are…

Panamanian doctors protest amid explosion of coronavirus cases
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Latin America
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Panamanian doctors protest amid explosion of coronavirus cases

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 17, 2020

Panamanian doctors increased their protests, demanding supplies and additional personnel to attend to the coronavirus pandemic that Thursday exceeded 50,000 infected people. Fifty doctors protested in front…

Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge
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Latin America
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Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 14, 2020

Hospitals in Panama are on the brink of collapse as coronavirus cases spike in the Central American country worst hit by the pandemic, where doctors are already…

Pandemic accelerates in the Americas amid catastrophic economic prospects
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Latin America
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Pandemic accelerates in the Americas amid catastrophic economic prospects

Alina DIESTE / AFP - June 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, which is accelerating in the Americas, could reach 10 million cases next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, amid catastrophic economic prospects…

Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns
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Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - June 17, 2020

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced Monday that poverty and extreme poverty will increase considerably in the region as a…

S&P downgrades Costa Rica to ‘B’ due to coronavirus and worsening accounts
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Costa Rica
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S&P downgrades Costa Rica to ‘B’ due to coronavirus and worsening accounts

AFP and The Tico Times - June 10, 2020

The rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Tuesday downgraded Costa Rica's credit rating to "B" with a negative outlook in response to doubts about the implementation of…

Pandemic leads Moody’s to drop Costa Rica’s ratings forecast
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic leads Moody’s to drop Costa Rica’s ratings forecast

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 4, 2020

Moody's Investor Services, a United States-based financial company, changed its outlook on Costa Rica's ratings from stable to negative. The move comes months after the company downgraded Costa…

Costa Rica plans to invest $880 million to face coronavirus impact
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica plans to invest $880 million to face coronavirus impact

AFP and The Tico Times - April 9, 2020

Costa Rica presented to its Legislative Assembly on Wednesday an investment plan for $880 million to support citizens who have lost their income due to the coronavirus…

Costa Rica preparing economic support in response to coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica preparing economic support in response to coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 14, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado said Costa Rica is preparing a series of economic measures to protect jobs and businesses during the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In…