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COVID-19 in Latin America

A collection of recommended reading regarding the current situation of COVID-19 in Latin America.

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Update on COVID-19 in Latin America

Canning House present an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in Latin America across economics, politics and health. As the global coronavirus pandemic continues its spread, experts from Corporate Member BancTrust & Co. and UCL offer their insight on the varied policy responses and possible impacts of the virus on markets and health systems in the region.

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Practical Guide to Inclusive Rights-Focused Responses to COVID-19 in the Americas

The Organisation of American States has launched its Practical Guide of Inclusive Rights-Focused Responses to COVID-19 in the Americas. The guide seeks to support OAS member states in responding to the pandemic, offering them a series of tools to consider responses that take into account the particular circumstances of groups in a situation of vulnerability.

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The guide will be available in English soon.

Covid-19 in Latin America

Latin America Bureau and Emily Gregg provide a comprehensive overview of the incidence of COVID-19 in Latin America, and responses of the region's governments thus far.

This highly detailed report is recommended reading for anyone looking for an update on the current circumstances in Latin America.

Updated 7 April.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the joint property of Latin America Bureau and Emily Gregg and should be attributed as such.

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and Venezuela

On Thursday 16 April, 5pm UK time, the British Venezuelan Society will hold a webinar on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and Venezuela. Dr Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development and Professor in the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School, will present on the subject, followed by closing remarks from Vanessa Neumann, Official Representative of President Juan Guaidó to United Kingdom and Honorary President of BVS. There will be an opportunity for questions moderated by BVS Chairman Peter West.

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Coronavirus Tax Measures in Latin America

Tax measures and amendments in response to coronavirus vary by county, so to assist their clients with presence in Latin America in these difficult times, Baker McKenzie have prepared this summary with the most relevant changes to tax regulations related to COVID-19. This guide provides an overview for the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of Baker McKenzie and should be attributed as such.

Venezuela amid Coronavirus

Canning House Associate Fellow and IHS Markit Principal Analyst Diego Moya-Ocampos offers his insights on the potential impact of COVID-19 in Venezuela, highlighting concerns regarding widespread looting and the country's ill-prepared health systems.

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Coronavirus takes toll on Latin American economies

For Diálogo Chino, Alejandra Cuéllar, Fermín Koop, Manuela Andreoni and Andrés Bermúdez Liévano offer their insight on the impact of COVID-19 on Latin America's economies - writing that Chile, Peru and Brazil will be worst affected by falling Chinese demand during coronavirus outbreak as growth forecasts dip.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the joint property of Diálogo Chino and the above authors and should be attributed as such.

Indigenous people are most vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus in Latin America

Writing for Diálogo Chino, Yvette Sierra Praeli highlights the high-risk situation for Latin America's indigenous people in the face of the coronavirus due to malnutrition, disease and poor health services.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the joint property of Diálogo Chino and Yvette Sierra Praeli and should be attributed as such.

Mosquitoes and COVID-19 are a ticking time bomb for Latin America

For LSE's Latin America and Caribbean blog, Clare Wenham, Gabriela Lotta and Denise Pimenta write on Latin America’s coronavirus outbreak against the backdrop of already rampant arboviruses like dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika. Global guidelines on tackling COVID-19 fail to take into account local specificities, underplaying especially the social risk factors underlying this “syndemic”. With the Brazilian health system in particular danger of being overwhelmed, the vital work of community health workers must be protected at all costs.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the joint property of LSE Blogs and the above authors and should be attributed as such.

COVID-19 poses a critical challenge to Latin America

According to the analysis of Oxford Analytica, in Latin America the coronavirus will have widespread social, economic and political impacts with which authorities will struggle. Click below to their latest data and summary of the regional situation.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of Oxford Analytica and should be attributed as such.

Latin America and the outbreak of COVID-19: a chronicle of multiple crises

Writing for Eurodad, María José Romero, Jasmine Gideon, Patricia Miranda and Verónica Serafini analyse how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting Latin American countries with two articles. The first explores the nature of the region's health system, while the second looks at the likelihood of an economic crisis and potential impacts on the most vulnerable people.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the joint property of Eurodad and the above authors and should be attributed as such.

Q&A COVID-19

Estudio Muñiz provide answers to a variety of frequent enquiries on diverse legal matters related to COVID-19 in Peru.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of Estudio Muñiz and should be attributed as such.

COVID-19 Data Privacy & Security Survey

The Baker McKenzie network of data privacy and security experts is pleased to provide you with this guide designed to assist employers assess whether or not certain data processing they may consider in light of COVID-19 is compliant with data privacy regulation. This report contains guidance on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of Baker McKenzie and should be attributed as such.

COVID-19 Global Employer Guide

To navigate the most-pressing issues facing multinational employers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Baker McKenzie's COVID-19 Global Employer Guide offers jurisdiction-specific guidance across 41 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of Baker McKenzie and should be attributed as such.

Latin America, China and Coronavirus

For LatAm INVESTOR, Luis Felipe López-Calva, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, examines how Covid-19 will impact the economic relationship between China and Latin America.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of LatAm Investor and should be attributed as such.

Coronavirus in Latin America

LatAm INVESTOR provide an update on current approaches and the economic outlooks of Latin American countries in the rapidly-changing circumstances of COVID-19.

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Please note: The piece linked here and all content within, unless otherwise attributed, are the property of LatAm Investor and should be attributed as such.

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