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How Political Science Explains Countries’ Reactions to COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Why did Argentina, Brazil and Mexico react so differently to COVID-19 Responses to this question are usually limited to whether their presidents – Alberto Fernández, Jair Bolsonaro and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, respectively – recognize the scientific facts and support ambitious measures to fight the pandemic and mitigate its economic impact However, the divergence between Latin America’s three largest federations has also been fundamentally driven by deeper institutional dynamics Political science research can offer some clues to understand these developments, particularly...

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