Coronavirus Feeds on Latin America’s Political Gap

Published in Bloomberg

By Robert Muggah

At midnight on March 17, Paraguay closed down the Friendship Bridge to Brazil. It was the first time in more than half a century that traffic stopped on the emblematic land link between the two South American neighbors, where 1.5 million people cross every year. Brazil has sealed its land borders with eight neighbors, while Colombia banned all incoming flights for a month, whether carrying foreigners or Colombian nationals.

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