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How Quickly Can Latin America’s Economies Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the economic outlook for the region this year.

Alicia Bárcena, Claudio Loser, Alfredo Coutiño, Pablo Heidrich, Edgardo Sternberg

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Will Patent Waivers Make Covid Vaccines More Accessible?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on Biden’s decision to support waiving patents for Covid-19 vaccines and its implications for Latin America.

Rolf Hoenger, Andrew Rudman, James Fitzgerald, Núria Homedes, Brian Toohey, Jaci McDole

Latin America Advisor ˙

The private Hospital Español in Mexico City is pictured above. /

Why Don’t More Mexicans Have Health Coverage?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on public and private health insurance coverage in Mexico.

Andrew Rudman, Nicolás Mariscal, Felicia Knaul, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Andrea Keenan, Carlos de la Torre, Núria Homedes, Guido Cataife, Omar Viveros, Eduardo González-Pier

Financial Advisor ˙

Rebeca Grynspan

Member in the News: Rebeca Grynspan

Rebeca Grynspan, secretary general of SEGIB, was appointed by the G-20 to the High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on financing the global pandemic preparedness and response.

Rebeca Grynspan

Member in the News ˙

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When Will Air Travel Get Back to Normal in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on air travel restrictions and reopening coordination amid Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Landon Loomis, Helane Becker, Rafael Echevarne, Eliseo Llamazares, Peter Cerdá, Carlos Ozores

Latin America Advisor ˙

World Bank Chief Economist Carmen Reinhart said this month that Latin America is too dependent upon external finance. // File Photo: Inter-American Dialogue.

Is Latin America & the Caribbean Facing Insolvency?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the risks of debt insolvency in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alicia Bárcena, Adam Boehler, Ernesto Revilla, Joydeep Mukherji

Latin America Advisor ˙

Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (center), welcomed Cuban doctors to his country last March. // File Photo: Prensa Latina.

Is the Government of Cuba Exploiting Medical Workers?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Cuba’s doctors program and allegations of human rights violations.

Lenier González, Vicki Huddleston, Marco Rubio, Otto Reich, Wazim Mowla

Latin America Advisor ˙

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou was faced with the coronavirus pandemic soon after he took office in March. // File Photo: Uruguayan Government.

How Is Uruguay Avoiding the Worst of Covid-19?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Uruguay’s successful response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nicolás Saldías, Rosario Medero, Ignacio Bartesaghi, Giovanni Escalante, Scott Morgenstern, Juan Andrés Moraes

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Covid-19 pandemic may push millions of people into hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the United Nations World Food Program. A Salvadoran family that participates in a World Food Program initiative is pictured above. // File Photo: WFP.

Where Are Latin Americans Most At Risk of Starvation?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on food insecurity in the region amid Covid-19 and the role of the government, the private sector and multilateral organizations in ensuring citizens have access to food.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Lidia Fromm Cea, Diana Chavez, Martín Piñeiro

Latin America Advisor ˙

A photo of empty streets in Santiago, Chile. // Photo: Municipality of Santiago.

Has Covid Halted Momentum for Change in Chile?

Has the coronavirus pandemic interrupted protesters’ momentum and hopes for social change in Chile?

Patricio D. Navia, María Cristina Escudero, Claudia Heiss, Guillermo Holzmann

Latin America Advisor ˙

Chile has recorded more than 20,000 cases, but only 270 deaths, one of the lowest rates in the world. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Covid-19 in the Americas: A Case in Contrasts

Some governments in Latin America imposed early preventive measures and mobilized health systems to meet the threat of Covid-19. Meanwhile, others with populist national leaders have done very little to prepare for or otherwise mitigate the epidemic.

Julio Frenk, Felicia Marie Knaul, Michael Touchton

Latin America Advisor ˙

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno recently cited technology companies in Colombia among the innovators during the Covid-19 pandemic. // File Photo: Inter-American Development Bank.

Can Innovation and Tech Help Colombia Cope and Recover?

How can innovation and technology be deployed in Colombia in education, health, financial services and other areas affected by the health and economic crises?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Felipe Colmenares, Kathleen McInerney

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Members in the News: Rebeca Grynspan, Susana Malcorra & Christiana Figueres

On April 9, members of the “Group of Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion” called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address the Covid-19 crisis in an electronically signed letter. Amongst the notable signatories are Dialogue members Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan, and Susana Malcorra.

Susana Malcorra, Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan

Member in the News ˙

Governments throughout Latin America have employed sweeping emergency measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In Peru, President Martín Vizcarra has ordered the military to enforce the country’s quarantine. // File Photo: Peruvian Government.

Will Emergency Measures Amid the Pandemic Threaten Democracies?

Are emergency measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic putting Latin American and Caribbean democracies at risk?

Kevin Casas-Zamora, Shannon O’Neil, Sergio Bitar, Nicolás Mariscal, Maria Velez de Berliner, Nicolás Marsical

Latin America Advisor ˙