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El Salvador marks 20 years of dollarization with weak economic impulse
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador marks 20 years of dollarization with weak economic impulse

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - January 4, 2021

El Salvador is marking 20 years since dollarization, a measure that sought stability but has not salvaged an economy that is supported by remittances, without much room for…

Panama announces ‘total quarantine’ for early 2021
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama announces ‘total quarantine’ for early 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 28, 2020

The Panamanian government on Monday announced a "total quarantine" for the provinces of Panama and West Panama from January 4-14, 2021. "Due to the evolution of the…

Cuban doctors arrive in Panama to fight pandemic despite US opposition
Latin America
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Latin America
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Cuban doctors arrive in Panama to fight pandemic despite US opposition

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - December 28, 2020

A group of 220 Cuban health professionals arrived in Panama last Thursday — despite the rejection from the United States — to help the Central American country…

Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths
Latin America
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Latin America
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Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths

AFP - December 18, 2020

Panama broke its daily record of deaths and daily coronavirus cases, exceeding 200,000 accumulated infections, a situation that has saturated several hospitals and generated some manifestations of…

Decarbonization will bring significant economic benefits to Costa Rica, study says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Decarbonization will bring significant economic benefits to Costa Rica, study says

AFP and The Tico Times - November 24, 2020

Costa Rica's decarbonization plan, which seeks to transform the economy through low-emission transport and production systems, will provide the country with net economic benefits of $41 billion…

‘It’s wonderful’: Panamanians return to beaches after pandemic closure
Latin America
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Latin America
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‘It’s wonderful’: Panamanians return to beaches after pandemic closure

AFP - October 25, 2020

The Panamanian government on Saturday reopened beaches to tourists after they had been closed for seven months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The move comes…

Panama says it will enable ‘abandoned’ hospital for Covid-19
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama says it will enable ‘abandoned’ hospital for Covid-19

AFP - September 22, 2020

The Panamanian government said Monday it will enable an unfinished hospital to care for Covid-19 patients. The hospital's construction, the government denounces, was "abandoned" by the Spanish…

Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 26, 2020

The Panamanian government has for now ruled out the ​​hiring of Cuban doctors to combat COVID-19, amid protests from the health union and warnings from the United…

Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls
Latin America
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Latin America
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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
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…