By Marcela Rabaza, executive secretary of Caritas Bolivia
In terms of the coronavirus, overcrowding can be a killer. In countries such as Bolivia, the plight of prisoners has been a long-term concern for Caritas. This concern is becoming more urgent as the pandemic spreads across Latin America and the number of victims rises.
In recent weeks, Bolivia has faced almost uncontrolled increases in COVID-19 infections, with the virus sweeping through the most vulnerable populations such as the elderly, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women, and others.