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Coronavirus in Texas

These Texans were rescued by the U.S. government after getting stranded in Peru. Now, the bills are arriving.

The U.S. State Department has sent letters to Americans rescued abroad during the pandemic asking for repayment for the repatriation flights and threatening to withhold tax refunds or social security payments if the debt goes unpaid for months.

A soldier keeps watch in Lima after Peru's government deployed  the military to block major roads, as the country rolled out a 15-day state of emergency to slow the spread of COVID-19 in March of 2020.
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The Armed Forces together with police supervise the streets of Lima, Peru, after the declaration of a state of emergency in March of 2020.
Passengers wait outside the Cusco airport for an evacuation flight to Miami.

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