SELA chief says Latin America faces its worst contemporary crisis

In this regard, he explained that in 2020 "it is estimated that more than 26 million jobs were lost" in the region and "22 million people moved into poverty".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin America and the Caribbean are facing the "worst economic and social crisis in their contemporary history" due to the pandemic, warned Thursday (22) the permanent secretary of the intergovernmental Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), Javier Paulinich, on the eve of concluding his term as leader of the organization.

"Latin America and the Caribbean are facing the worst economic and social crisis in their contemporary history; the pandemic and the actions implemented to contain its spread have highlighted the fragility of the economies of the countries of the region," said Paulinich at the opening . . .

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