BOGOTA, Colombia 

As the economic toll from confinement measures due to the coronavirus pandemic rises in Latin American countries, governments are thinking about gradually reopening certain industries.    

But countries in the region continue to witness power struggles between local and national governments over such a move.  

The following is a summary of conditions in the region with data from US-based Johns Hopkins University as of Wednesday.  


Mass graves are being dug in the city of Manaus in Amazonas state to bury the victims of the coronavirus pandemic amid a lack of space at cemeteries due to the overwhelming

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