BOGOTA, Colombia

With the number of coronavirus cases in South America multiplying daily, governments in the region continue to tighten measures to restrict physical contact and prevent the spread of the disease with varied success.    


Brazil remains divided between those who support isolation measures and President Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the importance of the virus. 

At a time when Brazil has surpassed the 16,000 threshold for confirmed cases, Bolsonaro, who has minimized the danger of the epidemic, has questioned the restrictive measures taken to contain the virus in the most affected states. He even publicly threatened to

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