Governments’ Fragility Hinders Fight Against Coronavirus in Latin America

The Covid-19 is advancing in a region where political leadership faces internal tensions that hinder public health decision-making.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The advent of the coronavirus pandemic is forcing Latin America to face its worst ghosts. The impact is still low compared to Europe and Asia, but the sequence is similar and the announcement of the coming asteroid is so resounding that virtually all governments are already preparing for the worst.

Even the most skeptical, prudent or wary leaders, whether out of conviction or out of necessity, are giving in. Led by Brazil, the coronavirus is starting to settle in a region with many shortcomings. Moreover, it will be in places where, unlike in the rest of . . .

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