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 . . .