RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After on Friday passing the one million Covid-19 infections mark, Brazil is today nearing another grim figure: 50,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. As a result, the coronavirus is now killing in Brazil as much as the Paraguayan War, the worst armed conflict in Latin American history.

The Paraguayan War marked its 150th anniversary in March (1864 to 1870). It was fought between the Triple Alliance (comprising Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay) and Paraguay, involving political, commercial, and territorial disputes.

The total number of casualties is unclear, but according to an estimate by . . .

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