Coronavirus Races Across Brazil and Latin America, a Warning to Poor Nations

RIO DE JANEIRO—In early May well, the new coronavirus swept through the crowded houses in…

RIO DE JANEIRO—In early May well, the new coronavirus swept through the crowded houses in Alley 24 of Rocinha, just one of the major of Brazil’s favelas, or slum communities.

Twenty of the 35 customers of Ivanete Dias de Carvalho’s extended loved ones who dwell crammed jointly here came down with indicators of Covid-19, from high fevers to fluid-filled lungs. Couple had been able to get a test. Her 65-yr-aged aunt died.