Pandemic Darkens Brilliance of Latin America’s Three Economic Lighthouses

Colombia, Chile, and Peru, the bloc's engines for the past five years, have suffered the rigors of the coronavirus crisis. They are, however, the most promising when the crisis is over: they are expected to make up for all the lost ground within a year and a half.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The examples of Latin America's economic success in recent years have suddenly faded with the coronavirus, leaving the rest of the region lacking its lighthouses. Colombia, Peru, and Chile, the three engines that have driven the bloc's modest growth over the past half-century, in contrast to Brazilian and Mexican instability and the eternal Argentine crisis, have been slowed down by the coronavirus.

The limitations on the domestic displacement of its citizens have depressed consumption, and the reduced hunger of raw material buyers has dried up an external market that is also crucial to . . .

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