Harbinger for Latin America, Ecuador’s hospital feel strain of coronavirus

Hospitals overwhelmed by the sick and the dead, Ecuador has one of the highest rates of coronavirus cases in Latin America. Some fear it serves as a warning for the chaos the pandemic will unleash on a region already struggling with deep inequality.

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Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center.

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