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Thirst for Change Roils Latin America Politics

Pedro Castillo, presidential candidate for the Peru Libre party, speaks during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru, on May 27 .

Pedro Castillo, presidential candidate for the Peru Libre party, speaks during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru, on May 27 .

Photographer: Miguel Yovera/Bloomberg

Of all the regions of the world to have felt the political impact of the pandemic, Latin America stands out as among the most deeply affected.

Just how far its politics have been influenced by Covid-19’s cross-currents will become clear after two key elections this weekend.