Signs of mounting hunger are already being felt around the region, where desperate citizens are violating quarantines to go out in search of money and food and hanging red and white flags from their homes in a cry for aid.
Brazil's daily death toll has passed 1,000 four times since the pandemic accelerated in the country a week ago. Brazil has now confirmed a total of 24,512 deaths, according to health ministry figures.
Demonstrations took place in several other cities, including Guayaquil, the epicenter of Ecuador's health crisis, where union leaders said hundreds marched through the city.
Suriname's 380,000 eligible voters will head to the polls to elect 51 members of the National Assembly.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran for their solidarity as the first of five tankers loaded with gasoline reached Venezuelan waters.
The video, which was released as part of a probe, shows president Jair Bolsonaro being furious at certain political elements and avoiding discussions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has been handled in the country.
After Asia, Europe and North America, Latin America has seen coronavirus infections surge in recent days and now accounts for about 580,000 of the world's nearly five million confirmed cases.
"There isn't money left to buy food, let alone pay rent," said Ramirez, who plays music in the streets of Colombia to help allay some costs.
Bats may well be the answer, so why not try?
With both countries heavily sanctioned by the US, neither seem to have anything to lose by angering the US further.
Demonstrators in Brasilia and Sao Paulo defy local stay-at-home orders to join pro-Jair Bolsonaro rallies at a time when president is facing increasing pressure over his handling of pandemic, which has killed more than 15,000 Brazilians.
The movie titled "The Bathroom", which will be released in August, is the story of a group of university friends who are still in touch 10 years later when the quarantine is declared and secrets come to light.
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