From the Archive: Public Health in the Americas

A collection of articles from NACLA's archive on public health in the Americas, available for a limited time. 

April 22, 2020

A woman wears a medical mask as she walks in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Marcelo Pérez del Carpio)

All throughout the Americas, countries have responded to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic by closing borders, enacting strict curfews, and ramping up medical testing for the illness. However, this is just the beginning of what this new reality will bring. Going forward, policy related to public health—in addition to the economic challenges that lay ahead—will dominate the conversation. There are of course many lessons to be learned from the past as we navigate the present. 

Below is a list of select articles from the NACLA Report archive on public health in countries across Latin America. These articles will be available open access for a limited time and will hopefully provide perspective as we await what comes next. On behalf of everyone at NACLA, stay safe, and most importantly, ¡QUÉDATE EN CASA!

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