Thursday, February 4, 2021

Blog: Social Protection in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico During the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has hit Latin America hard on the health, economic, and social fronts. Week after week, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico are among the countries with the highest number of COVID cases, and Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru among those with the highest deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants. Last month, the IMF projected the region’s 2020 GDP would show a decline of -7.4 percent, with a small recovery of 4.1 percent projected for 2021. To contain the fallout on living standards, governments faced the enormous challenge of providing safety nets for large numbers of... Read More