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Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 January 7, 2021

Regional heads of state, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador, took to Twitter to condemn the violence unleashed in Washington DC..

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 December 17, 2020

After becoming the first Latin American country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, Mexico will begin inoculations of the Pfizer vaccine on December 22. The country is expecting 125,000 doses from Pfizer in the next few days, which will be received and deployed by the country’s Armed Forces. Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Chile have all authorized emergency use of the vaccine.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 December 10, 2020

The United Nations reports that the number of people experiencing hunger in Latin America has grown steadily over the past five years. The COVID-19 pandemic could further accelerate this regional crisis, threatening a return to malnutrition levels of the 1990s.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 December 3, 2020

The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine after UK regulators granted emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. US approval of the same vaccine is expected shortly after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review on December 10.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 November 19, 2020

n the past two weeks, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have released promising data from their COVID-19 vaccine candidates, boosting currencies and risk assets in Latin America and the Caribbean. For some vaccines, however, distribution remains a major challenge.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 November 12, 2020

Congratulations have poured in for President-elect Joe Biden from across the region, except from Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 November 5, 2020

As the United States awaits final election results, here are five items that should make their way to the top of the US’ regional agenda.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 October 29

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado renewed calls for a global economic recovery plan during his inauguration as president pro tempore of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. The plan would channel $516 billion toward developing countries.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 October 22

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the world is failing to confront the global challenge presented by COVID-19. Guterres added that if coordinated measures are not taken, the virus could push millions into poverty and hunger.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 October 15

The Pan American Health Organization raised concern over the spike in COVID-19 cases, especially among young people, as the region opens to international travel. Over the past 60 days, 11 countries and territories in the Caribbean have moved from moderate to intense transmission.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 October 9

New case and fatality rates have been slowing in Latin America. Of the ten most populous countries in the region, only Argentina has seen a sustained rise in infections and deaths in recent weeks.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 October 2

On September 30, health ministers across the Americas committed to maintain and expand sustained actions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. According to PAHO, the continent will most likely experience recurring epidemic waves and outbreaks of COVID-19 interspersed with periods of low-level transmission over the next 24 months, pending a safe vaccine.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 25

As of September 24, Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most affected region in the world by COVID-19 – home to over 8.85 million infections and eleven of the fifteen countries with the world’s highest death rates.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 17

On September 13, the World Health Organization reported the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, reporting more than 308,000 new cases globally.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 10

As of September 7, PAHO/WHO reported 7,797,853 COVID-19 cases (28 percent of the world) and 290,167 deaths (30 percent of the world) in Latin America and the Caribbean.​

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 September 3

With over a quarter of all confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly a third of all related deaths, Latin America is the world’s worst affected region. Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina remain among the 10 countries with the most cases in the world.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 August 27

COVID-19 is exerting a multi-dimensional impact on Latin America and the Caribbean, a global epicenter. As of today, the region has confirmed over 263,000 COVID-19.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 August 20

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned of an increase in other diseases, as the pandemic saturated health services and suspended routine vaccination campaigns.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 August 14

Mexico exceeded the United Kingdom as the country with the third-highest coronavirus death toll, behind Brazil and the United States. Following the announcement, nine Mexican governors called for the resignation of Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López Gatell.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

More from AALAC on COVID-19 in Latin America

Blogs

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Gender equality can accelerate Latin America’s post-COVID-19 recovery: Men and boys must take part

In Latin America and the Caribbean, this year’s Human Rights Day marks a grim trend as COVID-19 sets back decades of progress for women and girls. And without enlisting everyone, including men, in the fight for women’s empowerment, society’s ability to achieve gender equality is limited.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader and Cristina Guevara

Caribbean Coronavirus

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Remittances show promise in the face of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic

With a projected 9 percent contraction in regional gross domestic product (GDP) for this year, experts fear that the heightened economic uncertainty and lower foreign demand brought on by the health crisis might signify yet another lost decade for Latin America. There is one factor, however, that paints a particularly promising picture for the outlook of the region: remittances.

New Atlanticist by Gabriella Cova

Coronavirus International Markets

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Moving Beyond COVID-19: Vaccines and Other Policy Considerations in Latin America

Download the Report Introduction 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.1Author’s calculations. Source: Johns Hopkins University. 2020. “COVID-19 Dashboard.” Coronavirus Resource Center. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html. […]

Issue Brief by Pepe Zhang

Americas Coronavirus
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