RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) alerts that the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America this year could push some 14 million people into poverty and hunger.

The pandemic is expected to result in a 5.3 percent economic contraction for the region, according to the UN’s Economic Commission branch ECLAC.

The consequences of this economic crisis are aggravating the already precarious situation of millions of people. As a result of school closures due to the coronavirus, many children are missing out on the lunch they relied on, along with the inability to work . . .

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