From the Document: "The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is having widespread economic, social, and political effects on Latin America and the Caribbean. As of August 4, 2021, the region had almost 41.1million confirmed cases(21% of cases worldwide) and almost 1.38million deaths(32% of deaths worldwide). Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina had the region's highest numbers of deaths. Looking at mortality (death) rates per 100,000 population, Peru had the highest recorded COVID-19 mortality rate in the region, followed by Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay."
CRS In Focus, IF11581
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/