RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday, August 1st, a Reuters tally showed, underlining the region’s status as one of the global epicenters of the pandemic that is testing governments to the limit.
Apart from the United States, Brazil and Mexico have racked up more fatalities from the virus than any other country, and together they account for around 70% of the regional death toll.
Both have struggled to balance the need to curb the spread of the virus with restrictive safety measures while trying to . . .