Latin America and the Caribbean: what does their COVID recovery look like?

Teacher Maura Silva, who works for public school Escola Municipal Frei Vicente de Salvador and who created a "hug kit" using plastic covers, embraces her student Yuri Araujo Silva at Yuri's home, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the 77 Padre Miguel slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 23, 2020.

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean recovered briskly in the second half of 2020. Image: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Alejandro Werner
Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund
Takuji Komatsuzaki
Senior economist, Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department
Carlo Pizzinelli
Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
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Low-skilled women suffered worst job losses. Image: National authorities; IMF
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Latin America and Caribbean children missed more school than anyone else. Image: UNESCO; IMF Staff Calculations
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This is how student's future earnings could be affected. Image: International Monetary Fund

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The most pressing task is controlling the pandemic in these areas. Image: International Monetary Fund
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