The Generation That Will Pay the Crisis Bill in Latin America

Youths aged 15 to 24 are "disproportionately" suffering the pandemic's economic blows, but they do not relinquish the notion of a better future on climate change, social inequalities and the feminist movement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We were so banal." The voice of Francisco Fernández Soto, a 21-year-old Peruvian student who lives in Lima, bears a guilty note. Before the coronavirus, being young "was to think that you had your whole life ahead of you," he says.

A few months ago, he felt he could take two gap years and then catch up. But Covid-19 totally changed his perception of time. Life stopped, and the future was swallowed up by uncertainty. Now that he has been fired "overnight" from his job as a trainee in the newspaper Correo . . .

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