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Over the past two months, Latin America has emerged as an epicenter of the coronavirus and almost every country across the region has witnessed social unrest and protests during this time. More often than not, recent demonstrations in Latin America have been led by local community groups and labor and trade unions that are frustrated by the economic and public health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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