RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of President Sebastían Piñera has passed a law to raise the penalties for violating quarantine measures. From now on, people who fail to observe curfews and meeting bans, for instance, may be punished with up to five years in prison.

Independent research institutes criticize the form of pandemic control and the government's repressive approach: "People do not comply with quarantine because they have to work," explains Pia Mundaca, director of the private Espacio Público.

On June 23rd, Chile, with over 250,000 infections, passed the case numbers of Spain and . . .

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