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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