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A Less Apocalyptic Case for Latin America

October 14, 2020

In 20 years of studying Latin American politics and economics, I’ve never heard as much pessimism about the future as I do today In corporate boardrooms, presidential palaces and virtually every WhatsApp group I’m part of, the fear is of a “lost decade” - that the 2020s will be a dark era of rising poverty, social unrest, debt defaults and creeping authoritarianism God knows, there’s plenty of reason to worry As 2020 draws to a close, Latin America is, sadly, ground zero for the global pandemic, with six of the world’s 10 deadliest outbreaks (Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador,...

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