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COVID-19 Is Exposing the Holes in Latin America’s Safety Nets

May 04, 2020

Governments around the world need to get cash into the pockets of families who lost their income due to the coronavirus, and Latin America might seem well-equipped for the task The region helped pioneer massive cash transfer programs for low-income families over the past three decades, with notable success in Brazil, Mexico and elsewhere But the pandemic has instead exposed existing vulnerabilities in Latin America’s social safety net If policymakers aren’t careful, it could create new ones as well   “The widespread use of cash transfers during the pandemic sheds light on...

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