All blogs tagged with Covid-19


Biden’s First 100 Days and Latin America Policy

Michael Shifter ˙ ˙ Voces

Joe Biden Lisa Ferdinando / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Given the huge demands on Washington  – domestic and international  – and today’s ravaged, fragmented, and leaderless region, this is probably not the right time for bold, ambitious initiatives. But the Biden administration should move quickly to renew partnerships with select countries, emphasizing recovery from Covid-19 and restoring economic and political stability.Read more +

Higher Education, Productivity and Competitiveness in Ibero-America – An Interview with Mariano Jabonero

Sarah Stanton, Mariano Jabonero ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Estudiantes conversando Ecosistema urbano and Lee Jaruzelski Reyes / Flickr / CC 2.0
How to increase productivity and competitiveness in a complex and changing environment? Mariano Jabonero, Secretary General of the OEI, presents the findings of their latest report "Higher Education, Productivity and Competitiveness in Ibero-America" and answers our questions. Read more +

Latin America and Covid-19: Conditions for a Sustained Recovery

Luis Miguel Castilla ˙ ˙ Voces

Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat June 6, 2018, in Meteti, Panama. Gonzalez and U.S. military doctors were participating in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event, in which they received informational lectures from Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects. The event took place during Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise where U.S. military members conduct training in civil engineer, medical, and support services while benefiting the local community US Air Force / Senior Airman Dustin Mullen
Latin America and the Caribbean is confronting a severe recession with uncertain prospects. Although the recovery will primarily depend on external factors, three key components will determine whether the region is capable of sustaining its path of economic prosperity and social cohesion: sound economic management, access to external finance and delivery of quality public goods and services to all its citizens. Covid-19 introduces the sense of urgency as well as an opportunity to continue making real progress.Read more +

Cuba 2020 – At the Doors of a Humanitarian Crisis?

Lenier González ˙ ˙ Voces

View of Havana Pixabay
Cuba is experiencing the cumulative effect of the structural crisis of its socio-political and economic model – which was not transformed and is not sustainable for the future – plus the impact of new external factors. The combination of all this will radically increase the crisis that the country is living in. Read more +