Rest of Latin America
Since the WHO declaration of the pandemic on March 11, most countries in the region have taken measures to curtail individual freedom of movement, assembly and protest. The governments of Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay have decreed mandatory preventive isolation, while Guatemala, Panama and Puerto Rico have imposed curfews. The Chilean government, meanwhile, is directing isolation and quarantine efforts on a regional basis, as is Venezuela’s. The implementation of these measures have seen numerous arrests: some 21,000 are currently detained in Argentina, 4,000 in Panama, 3,500 in Guatemala, and 500 in Paraguay and Puerto Rico.