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Issue Brief Sep 1, 2021
Addressing instability in Central America: Restrictions on civil liberties, violence, and climate change
By María Fernanda Bozmoski, María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, Domingo Sadurní
Citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean are rising up in protest. Political frustration and economic stagnation are fueling social discontent exacerbated by the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the slow health response. In Central America, restrictions on civil liberties, high rates of gender-based violence and extortion, and worsening climate change are compounding the lack of economic opportunities and pervasive corruption seen in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Issue Brief Jun 18, 2021
Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward
By Camila Hernandez, Jason Marczak
Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]
COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has quickly reached Latin America. As confirmed cases across the region surge, community spreading becomes prevalent and the ability to trace and contain the virus diminishes. What actions are regional governments taking—and what responses may be forthcoming—to address the multi-dimensional challenges created by coronavirus? How do public policies converge or differ in approach? Beyond the individual, country-specific countermeasures, what opportunities exist for regional coordination and cooperation?
In-Depth Research & Reports Apr 21, 2021
2025 Post-Covid Scenarios: Latin America and the Caribbean
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the worst economic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean in two hundred years. In addition to its economic toll, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the region’s society and health systems. Although the region represents just 8 percent […]
Issue briefs and reports Mar 16, 2021
COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Partnership Strategy for the Biden Administration
By Jason Marczak and Cristina Guevara
The United States has the opportunity to position itself as the most important partner for its neighbors by supporting the region’s sustainable and inclusive recovery.
Issue Brief Dec 4, 2020
Moving Beyond COVID-19: Vaccines and Other Policy Considerations in Latin America
By Pepe Zhang
Parts of Latin America and the Caribbean have become COVID-19 hot spots. With 8 percent of the world’s population, the region accounts for nearly one-third of all COVID-19 infections and deaths as of late November. Although new infections have slowed on a regional level, ongoing second or third pandemic waves across Europe and the United States could be a sign of things to come.
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