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Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 April 30, 2021

The United States announced that it will share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured in Maryland, with other countries.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 April 24, 2021

Argentine lab Richmond manufactured and sent a batch of 21,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Moscow to obtain approval. If greenlighted, the lab will start mass production of the vaccine in June in its Buenos Aires plant. This would be the first sight of regional production of the Russian vaccine.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 April 16, 2021

The COVAX mechanism has delivered over 38 million doses of COVID-19 worldwide, of which only 3 million have been delivered to twenty-eight countries in the Americas.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 April 9, 2021

The United States appointed Gayle Smith as the coordinator of the global COVID-19 response and health security at the State Department, a sign of US commitment to ensure equitable vaccine distribution around the world.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 April 1, 2021

Latin America is implementing restrictions across the board and urging citizens to stay home to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases during “Semana Santa,” the week-long celebration leading up to Easter.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 March 26, 2021

The Venezuelan regime and the opposition have reached an agreement to purchase and distribute COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX mechanism.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 March 19, 2021

On March 18, the Biden administration announced it will send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico. AstraZeneca has millions of doses made in a US facility. The plan would mark the first time the United States directly supplies vaccine to another country.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 March 12, 2021

On March 9, Brazil surpassed its daily record for new COVID-19 deaths with nearly 2,000 fatalities. The figure has been rising steadily over the past two weeks.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 March 5, 2021

On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne described the Americas as the “epicenter” of the pandemic and called on the international community to make vaccine access a “global priority”.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 February 26, 2021

A special report from ECLAC shows that the COVID-19 pandemic will set back women in Latin America more than a decade in terms of labor participation.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 February 19, 2021

16 million people have fallen into poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the pandemic. The IMF also reports employment remains below pre-crisis levels, causing more permanent social damage and inequality.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 February 11, 2021

According to the 2021 Milken Institute Global Opportunity Index, Chile ranks no.1 in Latin America for having the most potential to attract foreign investors. Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Panama rounded out the top five.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 February 5, 2021

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) expects the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to Latin American and Caribbean through the COVAX facility to begin in mid-February and last until the end of June. Over 35 million doses will be delivered to 36 countries.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 January 28, 2021

The Americas have reported 1 million COVID-19 deaths.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 January 21, 2021

US President Biden assumes office, US to stay in WHO and join COVAX.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 January 14, 2021

Eight countries in the Americas have reported the detection of two COVID-19 variants associated with increased transmission in the United Kingdom and in South Africa. The aftermath of the insurrection could be particularly harmful throughout Latin America, “where the devastation of the pandemic, dire economic straits and the growing impact of climate change have shaken public confidence”, writes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Jason Marczak.

Aviso LatAm: COVID-19

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, Apr 29, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s challenge to China and Congress

President Joe Biden described an array of challenges at home and abroad during a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday to mark one hundred whirlwind days in office. To a socially distanced hall of masked dignitaries, Biden staked out ambitious domestic plans and placed them in the frame of broader competition with China to “win the 21st century.”

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, 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 […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Pepe Zhang, Peter Engelke

Americas Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean

Our interactive maps track the percentage of the population of each Latin American and Caribbean country covered by current vaccine agreements; the total number of doses secured by each country and breakdown by supplier/vaccine; where each vaccine is being used across the region; and how many vaccines flow from each major producing country to regional destinations.

In-Depth Research & Reports

Caribbean Coronavirus