Needed: Latin Leadership for a New Inter-American System

By Roberta Jacobson, Dan Restrepo

The Americas are facing a once-in-a-century challenge. U.S. leadership of the IDB would undermine efforts to confront it.

It is near impossible to overstate the economic, political and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the countries of the Western Hemisphere To date Latin America has registered more COVID-19 cases than any other region in the world, with the United States and Canada a close second The collective economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to contract at least 94% in 2020, with the United States and Canada again close behind at -80% and -84%, respectively And those are simply the initial effects of this crisis Far more is to come Once fully accounted, the...

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