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Latin America and the Caribbean and the COVID-19 pandemic: Economic and social effects

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14 p. Editorial: ECLAC April 2020


This Special Report is the first in a series by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the evolution and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will update the economic and social analysis as the relevant information becomes available. The preparation of the Report will be headed by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, with the technical support of the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary, Mario Cimoli, and the substantive divisions responsible for the topics addressed, as well as the subregional headquarters and country offices of ECLAC.

Table of contents

A. Global impact .-- B. Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean. 1. Economic impact. 2. Impact on international trade. 3. Access to and use of the Internet. 4. Social impacts. 5. Policy recommendations.