With regard to the Covid 19 crisis, the Latin American countries are also severely affected. At the beginning of the crisis, headlines such as "Migratory flows are reversing", "Peru is separating men and women" or "Ecuador's health care at the border" were over the news. But even after a strict lockdown, as in Peru, the number of people affected by the virus and the number of deaths continues to rise. Due to the policy of the right-wing Brazilian government of Bolsonaro, the virus still has the chance to spread uncontrolled and claim its victims.
In addition to the health burden, the Covid-19 is also causing a social crisis that could develop into a humanitarian disaster. But what impact does the situation have on the various Latin American societies, which in many parts are struggling with poverty and a weak economy? And how are Latin American governments dealing with the virus and what measures are being taken to stabilise the population socially?
These and other questions will be discussed on Tuesday afternoon with Prof Dr Merike Blofield, , Director of Latin American Studies at the German Institute for Global Area Studies who takes part virtually.
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