Mexico to partially reopen economy

Government officials in Mexico announced that the country will reopen parts of the economy beginning next week. The Associated Press reports that the construction, mining, and car and truck manufacturing will be permitted to resume operations on May 18. Why it matters Mexico is a global manufacturing powerhouse. According to the Organization of American States, … Continue reading Mexico to partially reopen economy

April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs led a special briefing on developments in the Americas that touched on a number of topics, including the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador, a political crisis in Guyana, increased pressure on Maduro in Venezuela, and the concerning authoritarian actions of President Bekele in El Salvador. MR BROWN:  … Continue reading April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

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

South American leaders discuss coronavirus in video conference

Government officials and heads of state from the Forum for the Progress and Development of South America (PROSUR) discussed coordinated efforts to tackle the coronavirus. According to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, and the Brazilian foreign minister, as well as ministers of foreign … Continue reading South American leaders discuss coronavirus in video conference