BOGOTA, Colombia

As the coronavirus continues to make its way across the globe, governments are taking urgent measures to stem its spread.  

In Europe, where it has caused thousands of deaths, it is in the process of being contained. The US continues to be the center of the pandemic, and although its arrival in Latin America has been slower, it poses just as much of a threat.   

Since Brazil confirmed the first case in Latin America on Feb. 26 in Sao Paulo, the region has counted more than 125,000 cases as of April 23. And while Brazil leads in

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