UN Warns of Social Consequences of Coronavirus, Seeks Suspension of Sanctions

An increase in poverty in Latin America to 35 million people is to be expected. There is also an increased risk for the health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), Alicia Bárcena, expects that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic will have a direct negative impact on the already weakened global economy.

In this context, an increase in poverty in Latin America to 35 million people is . . .

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