Vaccine delays threaten economies hardest hit by pandemic

A health-care worker carries a container of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Foto: Nathalia Angarita/Bloomberg

Latin America and the Caribbean, the region where the coronavirus caused the most pronounced economic destruction and more than a quarter of the world's deaths, is falling victim to a slow inoculation campaign.

Political fights and production bottlenecks are stymieing Brazil's vaccination efforts. Mexico is struggling to source doses as its death toll surpasses India's. Colombia only began administering shots last week...

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