RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After months in confinement, Latin America is slowly beginning to return to street life. However, staying home has been difficult for many, as their house is often unworthy of being called such. A year before this pandemic, which has exposed social inequalities, the World Bank had warned that two out of three families in the region needed better housing, as they did not meet the minimal standards of welfare and security. These changes are pending.
Some homes lack water, sewage, ventilation, transport, electricity or Internet access; a cocktail of shortcomings that can cause occupational and health . . .