As almost every continent on South America shares a border with Brazil, border town traffic has helped the Covid virus to spread very quickly in Brazil. Making matters worse is that a highly transmittable P.1 variant has come into the region.
Al Jazeera reports the International Monetary Fund is forecasting that Latin America will plunge into a recession that could set the clock back more than 50 years in terms of economic growth. Of the 635 million people who live in Latin America and the Caribbean, at least one third could lose their livelihoods as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (April 15, 2020)