América Latina, una de las regiones más desiguales del mundo, necesita una nueva agenda de desarrollo. José Antonio Ocampo propone un plan para salir de la crisis y asumir los retos de los países latinoamericanos.
Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental disasters hit marginalized communities the hardest. Not just because they are more exposed to risk, but because of social vulnerabilities and inequalities that prevent them from responding to these events.
Although Argentines responded positively to the Fernández administration’s strict quarantine measures at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of COVID-19 cases increase, these same measures have become politically and economically untenable.
As Latin America becomes the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Brazil the country with the highest number of cases, Uruguay has managed to avoid the record breaking surge.
Like their conservative predecessors, left-leaning presidents in Latin America have shown a tendency to fall for the vice of corruption. Recent studies argue the causes stem from more than just an absence of ethics but also high levels of inequality.
If expert predictions are correct and the poor will be most affected by climate change, then Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly at risk. But how much do we know about the specific impacts (say, on housing), and what’s being done to prepare?