Latin America now accounts for 40% of all recent daily COVID-19 deaths

Brazil is now the epicenter of the pandemic with almost half a million reported cases.
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Now to the international covid-19 crisis with deaths on the rise in Latin America and Brazil. And Mexico in the cross hairs. ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell is in Mexico. Reporter: Tonight, in Tijuana, Mexico, near the American border, this graveyard lies ready for the never-ending influx of covid-19 victims. With Latin America as a whole now accounting for 40% of all recent daily covid-19 deaths worldwide. Brazil, now the epicenter of this pandemic, with almost 500,000 reported cases, second only to the U.S., and fifth in the world in covid related deaths. Here in Mexico, little observance of social distancing at some of the burial sites, and even as deaths surpass 9,000, the government's planning to start relaxing restrictions starting from June 1st. Meanwhile, thousands of vehicles are crossing each day between the U.S. And Mexico, and with them, the risk of further spikes on both sides of the border. Despite that, plans are in place to start to re-open some tourist sites like cancun, assuming infection rates fall and proper safety measures are in place. Tom? Ian, thank you.

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