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The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the country’s ongoing economic crisis. Measures to curb the spread of the virus saw an increase in gender-based violence. Indigenous Peoples were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Enforced disappearances and excessive use of force by the police were...
Americas COVID-19

Unequal and Lethal: Facts and Figures

Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) The region has accounted for 28% of all COVID-19 deaths in the world, despite having only 8.4% of the global population. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people living in poverty remains 14 million higher compared to...