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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

On April 14, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America”. The panel discussed a new report published by the Dialogue’s Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program and authored by María Luisa Romero, Luisa Stalman, and Azul Hidalgo Solá, which examined how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted prison policies in Latin America.

Sofía Corzo

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Prison Policy in Latin America

This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program posits that policy reforms adopted out of necessity during the pandemic in regards to prison policy, some of which were considered politically unpalatable before the Covid-19 emergency, offer important lessons and in some cases proof of concept for overdue shifts in prison policy.

María Luisa Romero, Azul Hidalgo Solá, Luisa Stalman

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A health care worker in Chile is pictured getting the Covid-19 vaccination.

How Well Are Covid Vaccinations Going in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on widespread vaccination programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Katherine E. Bliss, Maria Luisa Ávila, Arachu Castro, Paulo M. Buss, Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Matus, Felicia M. Knaul, Michael Touchton

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24th Annual CAF Conference Video

Looking Back at the 24th CAF Conference

On September 9, 10, and 11, 2020, over 6,000 participants from around the world convened virtually for the 24th Annual CAF Conference to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Western Hemisphere.

Sofia Lalinde

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Two Mexican states recently banned the sale of sweetened drinks and high-calorie packaged foods to minors. // File Photo: Amada Shepherd via Unsplash.com.

Will Banning High-Calorie Foods Make Mexicans Healthier?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on curbing so-called lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes in Mexico.

Arturo Sarukhan, Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Santiago López, Núria Homedes, Arachu Castro

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Member in the News: Julio Frenk

Dr. Julio Frenk, president of the University of Miami, has published a new book titled Proteger a Mexico: un enfoque integral para que el gobierno no nos falle, a case study of Mexico’s health care system.

Julio Frenk

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Hepatitis C, viruses of which are pictured above, primarily affects the liver and is spread through blood-to-blood contact. // Image: AJC1 via Creative Commons.

Is Hepatitis C the New Health Priority for the Americas?

How big of a problem is hepatitis C in Latin America? What kinds of efforts should countries and the private sector make to fight it?

Andrew Rudman, Katherine E. Bliss, Ryan McKeel, Núria Homedes, Carl Meacham

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Zika and the Right to Abortion

In Brazil, the possibility of pregnant women with Zika having access to abortion has not entered the public debate.

Jacqueline Pitanguy

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Abortion and Reproductive Rights in Latin America: Implications for Democracy

Latin American countries have some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws and policies in the world, particularly with regard to abortion. In part this stems from not recognizing reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. However, imposing legal restrictions on abortion does not reduce the likelihood that women will seek this reproductive health service. Instead, harsh laws compel women to risk their lives and health by seeking out unsafe abortions.

Inter-American Dialogue, Center for Reproductive Rights

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