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Pandemic: the borderland between Uruguay and Brazil between hope, resilience and faith

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A resounding "no" is the reception of Paco, owner of a 'baurú' stall - a traditional Brazilian food similar to a hamburger - when he sees the press; then he admits, like many traders on the border between Uruguay and the neighboring country, that his business has suffered losses of up to 90% in the pandemic.

Such is the reality of commerce in a "dry border" which is actually a public space, the International Plaza, where Brazilians and Uruguayans lead a "binational" life, where "Portuguese" is unofficially spoken, a situation that worsened this week after the measure taken . . .

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