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!
- Brazil: Activists take on AIDS by Elizabeth Station (Volume 23, 1989 - Issue 4)
- The Struggle for Children’s Health Volume 27, 1994 - Issue 6
- Stories In The Time Of Cholera: Race And Public Health In Venezuela by Charles Briggs & Clara Mantini-Briggs (Volume 35, 2002 - Issue 5)
- Despite U.S. Embargo, Cuban Biotech Booms by Amina Aisiselme Volume 35, 2002 - Issue 5
- El Salvador: Who Will Have The Hospitals? by Leslie Schuld (Volume 36, 2003 - Issue 4)
- Latinos ACT UP: Transnational AIDS Activism in the 1990s by M. Alfredo González (Volume 41, 2008 - Issue 4)
- AIDS Solidarity as Policy: Constructing the Brazilian Model by Richard Parker (Volume 41, 2008 - Issue 4)
- Defending the Right to Health in Colombia by César Ernesto, Abadía Barrero, Emma Shaw Crane & Héctor Camilo Ruíz (Volume 45, 2012 - Issue 2)
- Cuba’s Pharmaceutical Advantage by Marguerite Rose Jiménez Volume 44, 2011 - Issue 4
- Garbage, Health, and Well-Being Managua by Christopher D. Hartmann Volume 46, 2013 - Issue 4
- The Social Geography of Zika in Brazil by Jeffrey Lesser & Uriel Kitron (Volume 48, 2016 - Issue 2)
- Strivers into Patients: How Public Prenatal Care May Disempower Future Citizens by Alyshia Gálvez (Volume 46, 2013 - Issue 4)