Lives or livelihoods: Latin America and the Caribbean’s pandemic dilemma

It's hard for governments to manage the spread of COVID-19 whilst also protecting the livelihoods of citizens. Image: Unsplash/ Manuel Peris Tirado

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo

Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank

Sergio Olivieri

Senior Economist, World Bank

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla

Senior Economist, Poverty and Equity Practice


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