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Member Webex: Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Latin America and Caribbean

Council of the Americas

March 25, 2020


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The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America was reported on February 26. Since then, many of the countries in the region are on lockdown and have taken a range of decisions to minimize the impacts and protect the most vulnerable. Council of the Americas held a Webex discussion on the trajectory of the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 on Latin America.


  • Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Fernando Llorca Castro, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the U.S. Former Minister of Health of Costa Rica and former Executive President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund
  • Neil Parsan, Former Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago to the U.S., Mexico, and the OAS; Chairman of the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetrics, Trauma and Anesthesia Care, G4 Alliance

Read the speaker bios.

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