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  • March News 2021

    CURRENTLY @ LATINNO As the pandemic continues to impact lives and livelihoods around the world, the effects of COVID-19 triggered an unprecedented crisis in Latin America. Brazil, for example, surpassed 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming the second country in the world to do so. And while many sectors of the population have been severely impacted by the situation, women in the region have been disproportionately affected. According to a report released by ECLAC, 56.9% of ...

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  • February News 2021

    Currently @ LATINNO Vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 have launched in several Latin American countries. However, the uneven allocation of vaccines threatens to prolong the pandemic in the region. Efforts to guarantee equal access to vaccines are challenged both by the difficulties that regional governments are facing to secure enough doses and  by corruption scandals. This month, irregularities and nepotism became evident in Peru, Argentina and Chile, where the early vaccination of several high-ranked public officials -skipping ...

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  • January News 2021

    Currently @ LATINNO The new Covid-19 strains detected in the United Kingdom, South Africa and more recently in Brazil have aggravated the ongoing pandemic. Governments around the world are struggling to contain the spread of the virus and its new variants, and are imposing more restrictive measures facing second and third waves. In Latin America, the already fragile health systems continue to face a fierce pressure, which has led to a scarcity of intensive care unit ...

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  • December News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO This was a very active year for Latin America. Despite the pandemic, the region experienced important political events such as the presidential elections in the Dominican Republic and Bolivia, the national referendum in Chile, the institutional crisis in Peru, and the intense demonstrations in Guatemala. The Covid-19 outbreak challenged governments and fueled economic, political and social crises. The pandemic is expected to cause the most severe economic and social crisis in the last century in ...

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  • New Mapping: Innovations against COVID-19

    Mapping Innovations vs. COVID-19 Since Covid-19 arrived in Latin America at the beginning of the year, the organized civil society has played a central role in promoting coordinated and innovative responses to the pandemic and its economic, social, political and public health challenges. Here at LATINNO, we have been following up on these responses, mapping more than 400 initiatives that have emerged since March in 18 countries in the region. In the following sections we present more information about the data ...

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  • November News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO In November, Latin America witnessed several disruptive political and social events. In Peru, the impeachment of ex-President Martín Vizcarra resulted in an institutional crisis that led to massive protests, forcing the immediate resignation of Manuel Merino as interim President. In Guatemala, cuts in the budget law led demonstrators to set fire in the Congress and demand the resignation of the president. In Brazil, the murder of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas -a black man who ...

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  • October News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Significant political events took place in Latin America this past month. In Bolivia, presidential elections were held almost one year after Evo Morales was forced by the military to resign as President of Bolivia. The Movement Toward Socialism (Span. Movimiento al Socialismo) made a political comeback after the smashing victory of its candidate, Luis Arce, who won 55% of the votes against his rivals. In Chile, on Sunday 25th, a national referendum was held to vote ...

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  • September News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Access to employment and economic opportunities continue to be limited for vulnerable and minority groups in Latin America. Factors such as race, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background remain significant determinants that limit the access of certain groups to formal labor markets. Together with other factors, this derives in the expansion of informal employment, which -according to the OECD- continues to be one of Latin America’s most persistent challenges as it increases precarious conditions for ...

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  • August News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Increasing death numbers by Covid-19 have put the Americas under the international spotlight. In Latin America, Brazil and Mexico lead the number of deaths, and five countries in the region are listed in the global top 10 countries with most registered cases. According to the UN’s latest report on the impact of COVID-19 in Latin American and the Caribbean and the ECLAC's report on the economic impact of coronavirus disease, the current pandemic will have significant economic, ...

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  • July News 2020

    Currently @ LATINNO Every year, during #PrideMonth, we commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots and their importance in the promotion and defense of the LGBTI+ rights worldwide. And even though this year most events and parades have been canceled, millions of people are celebrating the victories of the community in terms of decriminalization laws, recognition of same-sex marriage and adoption. These initiatives and spaces also contribute to collectively voice the many challenges that the community still faces and to ...

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