March 25, 2020
Latin America confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on February 26 and the pandemic's impact only increasing over time. Here are resources—available online—from AS/COA and Americas Quarterly that analyze everything from government actions to the pandemic to economic impacts.
- Since the beginning of March, AS/COA Online has made regular updates to its "Where Is the Coronavirus in Latin America?" tracker, with confirmed coronavirus case numbers, government responses, economic measures, a map of coronavirus cases in Latin America, and more.
- In the latest Latin America in Focus podcast episode, Dr. Julio Frenk, Mexico's former health minister and current president of the University of Miami, talks with AS/COA Online Editor-in-Chief Carin Zissis about public health and pandemic in an age of populism and lessons learned from H1N1. The episode's transcription is available in English and Spanish.
- Follow Americas Quarterly's coronavirus content: The region has few fiscal bullets to spare and needs stimulus today. Bolsonaro is facing his biggest crisis yet—and struggling. Is Mexico prepared to confront the coronavirus? The coronavirus and Latin America: Four Possible Outcomes. Podcast: the coronavirus’ toll on Latin America.
- WEBEX event on March 25: Health and Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus on Latin America and Caribbean. Speakers include: Amanda Glassman from the Center for Global Development; Costa Rica's Ambassasdor to the U.S. Fernando Llorca Castro; and Neil Parsan, former Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago to the U.S., Mexico, and the OAS.
- WEBEX event on March 26: "Venezuela – The Health and Migration Impact of COVID-19 and the Regional Response." Speakers include: Julio Castro, COVID-19 Technical Experts Commission, Interim Government of Venezuela; Carrie Filipetti, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cuba and Venezuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; David Smolansky, Coordinator, Working Group on the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees, Organization of American States.
- Video: "The Impact of the Coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean." Hear experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pan American Health Organization, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the World Bank’s COVID-19 response for Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Experts: See which AS/COA experts are available for interviews on the coronavirus in Latin America. They offer analysis on the economic impact of the pandemic and the political consequences for each government, an overview of the region's response, and more.
- Follow AS/COA's Healthcare Series for more events and content on COVID-19. It features experts and leaders from government, industry, and academia to promote dialogue on innovative and sustainable healthcare in Latin America.
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