Nel panorama poco incoraggiante della pandemia di coronavirus in Sudamerica l’Uruguay è un caso sicuramente virtuoso, che risalta per l’efficacia delle misure adottate, l’alta accettazione da parte della popolazione e il numero esiguo di morti e casi confermati. Non a caso si tratta dell’unico paese in tutta l’America Latina da cui si può entrare nell’area Schengen.
Risultati della ricerca:
Covid-19 is rapidly turning Latin America irrelevant to Global Value Chains. First, because the region -with the notable exception of Mexico- did not enter into the productivity and technology competition vis-à-vis Asian economies early on. Second, structural limitations in infrastructure, institutional enabling conditions and human capital lingering since the early 1990s have worsened under the pandemic. Simply put, Latin American participation in GVCs is uneven and domestic creation of value added for this GVCs are meagre to say the least.
Il presidente polacco Andrzej Duda è stato rieletto con un margine minimo sull'avversario Rafał Trzaskowski. Dopo ore di spoglio e attesa per un risultato ‘too close to call’, il risultato riflette l’immagine di un paese diviso a metà.
The calm before the storm, the flat calm that preludes to the earthquake, the long quarantine in which anger and frustration mount: this is Latin America swept by Covid. The continent saw the outbreak spreading in Europe and had time to prepare for the impact. However, the pandemic has overcome every barrier and has spread everywhere. Not only for countries who exposed themselves to disaster with their governments not taking any actions towards interventions and mitigation, like Brazil and Mexico: they are now paying dearly for it.
The future is always uncertain but it seems particularly true for Argentina. As elsewhere, it is unclear how the COVID-19 epidemic will pan out, but Argentina’s proximity to Brazil, a country of 210 million people where contagions seem out of control, poses risks that few other countries have to face.
The Covid-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and political turbulence have created a “perfect storm” for Brazil, causing a panorama of strong uncertainties for the future of South America’s largest country. Already in April, the Johns Hopkins University predicted today's dramatic scenario.
With the United States, Latin America has become an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation is endangering already fragile political and economic structures, with an increasing risk of social unrest and democratic derailment. How are major countries in the region reacting to the crisis? How will the pandemic impact the region in the long run? And how is Latin America’s role in the US-China confrontation going to change after the pandemic is over?
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the Western Hemisphere, Central American countries’ chronically weak governing institutions, economies and public health systems must cope with this additional strain. The pandemic has aggravated political polarisation in some capitals and caused economic contraction in countries already wracked by poverty. In some places, officials may be exploiting the crisis for corrupt purposes. At the same time, criminal gangs have resumed predatory activities they had suspended at the start of the outbreak.
After a long period in which Costa Rica seemed to have managed to contain the spread of the COVID pandemic in the country, cases are now on the rise following the relaxation of the previously enacted containment measures.
Among the many dynamics defining the crises scenarios in West Africa and the Sahel, food insecurity adds weaknesses to an already fragile humanitarian environment. According to WFP estimates, 12.3 million people found themselves in crisis or emergency conditions during the 2019 peak, from June to August, outlining a deteriorating situation since 2018, when 11.2 million people required food assistance.