As the Americas reel from the pandemic’s spread, we’re working hard to provide you with the latest, clearest information about how the novel coronavirus is affecting specific Latin American countries and the region as a whole. From programs to updates on government responses, we invite you to peruse content from AS/COA and Americas Quarterly, as well as hear from experts through panels, videos, and podcasts.
AS/COA Online looks at how governments are responding to COVID-19 across the region, as well the economic impact of the pandemic.
AS/COA Online mira cómo los gobiernos responden al COVID-19 en la región.
In Chile, Peru and elsewhere, governments are loosening regulations on pension withdrawals. What are the risks?
Tales of pandemic mismanagement abound globally. PAHO’s Dr. Giovanni Escalante covers the steps Uruguay took to become a success story.
Opposition candidate Luis Abinader won the presidency in the country’s July 5 elections, Latin America’s first general elections since the arrival of COVID-19.
The pandemic’s economic toll is more clearly emerging. We chart World Bank and OECD figures from April and June.
“The USMCA didn’t contemplate the pandemic,” says the AS/COA senior director. The North American trade pact was implemented on July 1.
Harvard University’s Marcia Castro explains how the country, now seen as the pandemic’s epicenter, could reverse course.
From Chile to the Dominican Republic, we look at where and how the pandemic is postponing going to the polls.
As Latin America becomes the new global coronavirus epicenter, public health experts and private healthcare leaders discussed how technology advances and regional coordination might improve healthcare in the region.
Fernando Straface, the city’s secretary general, explains how Argentina’s capital reacted to an unprecedented health challenge.
"In a country that invests a far lower share of its gross domestic product in health care than the United States...the effect has been disastrous," writes AS/COA's Brian Winter in The Washington Post.
Festival directors and curators from Guanajuato, Istanbul, Porto Alegre, and Toronto shared how they’re adapting 2020 programming and their visions for the near future.
"The real anxiety that people are feeling is about the economy," said the AS/COA Online editor-in-chief.
"Bolsonaro has been playing this down," said the AS/COA vice president.
If successful, Beijing could change the basic norms of international governance and upend the global balance of power, explains AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth in World Politics Review.
YPA will host the managing director and chief market strategist at Bannockburn Global Forex on May 26 for a discussion on global markets.
Called the “new normal,” the country began its three-part reopening plan on May 18, even as confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 50,000.
Economists from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia discussed the possibilities for and primary questions about the novel public policy as part of the response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Each country is fighting the same virus, but the battles waged are playing out differently across the board.
AS/COA's Susan Segal spoke with Buenos Aires' secretary general on the capital's strategies in handling the pandemic.
COA held a private, off-the-record conversation with Román Macaya, president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund.
The COVID-19 Impact on Cities and Urban Futures: A Conversation on Buenos Aires' Response and Recovery
Join AS/COA for a live webcast discussion on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Buenos Aires and other cities throughout Argentina.
The Cuba Working Group will host a virtual discussion on May 18 on challenges for the island's food and agricultural sector amid the pandemic.
The pandemic may encourage Latin America to modernize its education systems. But reliance on technology could backfire in the short term.
Across the region, progressive tax reforms are gaining traction thanks to the pandemic.
Healthcare workers from Brazil, Chile and Ecuador weigh the impact of inequality and preparation.
Representantes de gobiernos locales en Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay y asociaciones internacionales hablan del nuevo foco en lo local para el sector cultural después de la pandemia.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his term with popularity levels that would make most leaders green with envy. Then came COVID-19. Here’s how his approval looks over time.
COA hosted the Dominican Republic's Executive Director of the Presidential Committee for COVID-19 Response Amado Alejandro Báez.
Watch experts from the public and private sectors discuss what governments and businesses should be doing to facilitate medical supply chain management in healthcare.
Listen to three past guests share how COVID-19 has redrawn the scenario for Brazil’s China ties, the battle against misinformation, and Amazon deforestation.
The coronavirus opens the door for Beijing to accelerate the timeline for gaining a strategic foothold in Latin America, explains AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth in The National Interest.
From tea-induced “force fields” (yes, you read that right) to blaming migrants, misinformation is circulating widely.
Experts joined AS/COA's Brian Winter for a panel about how Venezuelan migrants are managing under COVID-19, as Americas Quarterly launches its new issue on migration in the Americas.
Mismatched coronavirus policies foreshadow broader shifts in Mexican politics.
"Most countries at this point are just wrapped up in their own domestic crises," said the AS/COA vice president about the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.
The fear of the coronavirus cannot cloud our moral and political duties to migrants.
A look at the ethics and economic imperatives of the pandemic, by a group of former Latin American presidents, former officials and distinguished scholars.
"What is happening in Venezuela risks rapidly spilling over into its neighboring countries," co-writes AS/COA Chairman Emeritus William R. Rhodes for Reuters Breakingviews.
No country is immune to the effects of the pandemic, which is reshaping the global economy. We look at revised IMF and World Bank numbers.
Join YPA for a webex conversation on April 22 with lead Economist Intelligence Unit analyst on the political and economic forecast for Cuba in light of COVID-19.
Watch the video: Americas Society virtually hosted experts on April 16 to discuss media covergae of the arts in the era of COVID-19 across the Americas.
"We must gird ourselves for the long haul...This most global crisis needs global solutions," co-writes AS/COA Chairman Emeritus William R. Rhodes for Reuters Breakingviews.
Mexico’s president has resisted the fiscal stimulus pursued in much of the region. Some experts say he’s ignoring reality.
"Lo que ya está claro es la importancia del capital político...para gobernar con éxito en tiempos de emergencia nacional", escribe Zoe Dauth de AS/COA en El Comercio.
Experts discussed shifts in the China-Latin America relations since the pandemic hit the region.
Journalists from AFP, Bloomberg, The Guardian, and NPR joined AS/COA in a conversation about fighting misinformation and covering the impact of the pandemic in the region.
Susan Segal speaks with Alejandro Werner about the difficult economic outlook for Latin America in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
El departamento de música de Americas Society realizó un panel con profesionales de Bogotá, Guadalajara, Lima, Nueva York y Santiago de Chile.
While wealthy residents shelter in place, many of those living on the edge of the region's biggest cities face impossible choices.
Americas Society Presents Virtual Panels with Regional Cultural Institutions, Talks with Artists, and Exclusive Online Music and Visual Arts Content
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americas Society turned to the virtual world to keep creating awareness of Latin American contemporary artists and music.
They came of age during the last recession. Now they’re at the wheel as the next one approaches.
Experts from Venezuela and the United States discussed the conditions to combat the pandemic amid a political and economic crisis.
“No puedes participar de este discurso anti-ciencia sin eventualmente pagar un precio”, dice el Presidente de la Universidad de Miami y ex ministro de salud de México.
“We need to understand that health security is national and global security,” says the University of Miami president and ex-health minister of Mexico.
Experts from ECLAC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, World Bank, and the World Health Organization discussed the pandemic and how countries can best mitigate its effects.
The impact on politics and economies could be felt for years to come, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.
COA held a private, off-the-record meeting with Ronald Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador.
On May 22, AS/COA hosted a vitual meeting with Colombia’s vice minister of finance and public credit about the country’s plan for economic recovery.
On May 22, AS/COA hosted a virtual meeting with Minister Rojas on Panama´s reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 21, AS/COA held a virtual discussion with Carlos Salazar, CCE, on the private sector's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.
On May 20, AS/COA hosted a virtual discussion with the former Chilean finance minister on the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the global economy and recovery.
On May 19, AS/COA hosted a private meeting with the former mayor of Guayaquil about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ecuador.
On May 12, AS/COA hosted a virtual meeting with representatives from the Colombian government on their plan to reopen the economy.
The executive secretary of ECLAC spoke via Webex discussion about her organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.
AS/COA held a Webex discussion with Sergio Massa, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina, and Susan Segal on May 8.
COA will hold a private, off-the-record meeting with Michael Fitzpatrick, the U.S. ambassador to Ecuador.
AS/COA had a virtual discussion with the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. about the Mexican government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this off-the-record discussion, the minister shared an update on concession projects and his country's plan for economic recovery after the pandemic.
Council of the Americas will hold a private discussion with Hugo de Zela, Peruvian ambassador to the United States.
Member Webex: Luis Guillermo Plata, Colombia's Manager for Comprehensive Attention to the COVID-19 Pandemic
AS/COA hosted a Webex Discussion with Luis Guillermo Plata on the Colombian government's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
AS/COA hosted an off-the-record discussion with energy experts from Brazil, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela.
AS/COA hosted a virtual discussion with the former Mexican secretary of foreign affairs and current senator.
Council of the Americas held a private Member Webex meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Guyana.
AS/COA hosted a virtual panel discussion on the status of the Mexican economy and the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AS/COA hosted a virtual discussion with the former Chilean finance minister and current dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics.
AS/COA hosted an off-the-record meeting with experts from Transparency International and the World Bank.
AS/CO hosted a virtual discussion with J.P. Morgan’s head of currencies, commodities, and emerging markets research on April 20.
AS/COA hosted an off-the-record discussion with experts from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.
AS/COA hosts journalist Carlos Bravo Regidor and economist Valeria Moy to explore the outlook for Mexico in light of the government’s coronavirus response.
AS/COA hosted a private Webex discussion with the chairman of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations about Mexico’s current political, social, and economic situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COA held a private discussion on March 27 with Inter-American Development Bank's vice president on the economic impacts of COVID-19 in the region.
Member Webex: Crisis Communications - The Importance of Communicating Effectively to Stakeholders Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
AS/COA hosted a private discussion with experts on March 26 about the importance of crisis communications.
AS/COA hosted a private Webex panel discussion on the situation of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country and its political and economic implications.
AS/COA hosted a Webex discussion with Mexico's former secretary of health about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the country.
AS/COA hosted a Webex discussion with Mexico's former undersecretary for international trade negotiations about potential impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.