Institute of Latin American Studies, ILAS

Podcast: Economist Mauricio Cardenas on Climate Change and Policy in Latin America (Unpacking Latin America)

Jose Antonio Ocampo discusses the economic consequences of COVID-19 in Latin America, the new epicenter of the pandemic. He describes the dramatic effect of quarantine on employment and production, which are heightened by uncertainty on the future of trade and commodity prices. He also points to the emergence of new social policies reaching not only the poor, but also the vulnerable population as an important consequence.