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Opinion: How Latin America's Kids Suffer From World's Longest COVID School Closings

Education was already a problem area in much of Latin America. But the coronavirus made a bad situation worse, writes journalist Alejandro Tarre.

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Corrected: May 6, 2021 at 10:00 PM MDT
Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay were among the top 15 countries in deaths per capita in the past seven days. A previous version of this story failed to specify the time frame — seven days.
Alejandro Tarre