Brazil's largest state to quarantine for two weeks

The governor of Sao Paulo announced a two week mandatory quarantine to begin on Tuesday and last until April 7, according to Reuters. Sao Paulo is the largest state by population in Brazil with 46 million inhabitants, as well as being the nation's financial and industrial hub. Governor Joao Doria said that 15 people have … Continue reading Brazil's largest state to quarantine for two weeks

COVID-19: Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce calls for businesses to close

The Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce called on non-essential industries to close this week, March 23 to 30, to slow the spread of COVID-19. https://twitter.com/industriaguate/status/1241429035097509890 According to data from the World Health Organization, there are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guatemala and there has been one death from the disease. Data from the World Health … Continue reading COVID-19: Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce calls for businesses to close

Chile postpones constitutional referendum

Chilean lawmakers voted to postpone an upcoming vote on changing the constitution in light of the growing coronavirus pandemic. The vote was scheduled to take place on April 26. It is now scheduled for October 25. According to Reuters, the idea was originally proposed by the Minister of Health last week, which was heavily criticized … Continue reading Chile postpones constitutional referendum

Venezuela requests $5 billion from IMF

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro formally requested economic assistance from the International Monetary Fund as the socialist South American nation prepares to combat COVID-19. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza posted the letter dated March 15, 2020, from Maduro on Twitter. https://twitter.com/jaarreaza/status/1240035272601059328 In the letter, Maduro requests $5 billion from the IMF's Rapid Financing Instrument in … Continue reading Venezuela requests $5 billion from IMF