RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - January brought a coronavirus case surge in Latin America. After a drop in the curve in October and November, in December and early January the numbers increased again, coinciding with Christmas shopping, a relaxation of quarantine and the start of the summer vacation season in the Southern Cone.
It is yet unclear whether the region is experiencing the onset of a second wave or a worsening of the first after a few weeks of respite. While the region is waiting for the arrival of the first vaccine doses - only Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica have . . .