This week, we're excited to share our inaugural Photo of The Week. Marcelo Pérez del Carpio is a Bolivian documentary photographer who usually works between Caracas and La Paz. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Getty Images, The BBC, El País, Univision, Financial Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, NRP, and NPR, among other media.
A young woman walks as she wears a medical mask as a precaution against the coronavirus (Covid-19) in a Blvd. in downtown La Paz, Bolivia on March 13th, 2020. A few days later, Bolivia's interim president mandated a nationwide lockdown until April 15th to avoid the spread of the virus in the country and suspended the presidential election until September.
Many thanks to Marcelo for the submission. The deadline to submit to our next newsletter is Wednesday, April 8th. Please remember to use the subject line 'NACLA Photo of the Week.' We also ask that photo submissions be sent with a caption (50 words or less) and a short bio (50 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be selecting the image that best sum up the week in your part of the Latin America.
On that note, please find below the week's articles published on nacla.org, which includes coverage of the response to COVID-19 in Brazil's favelas and the Bolsanaro administration's worsening threat to press freedom.
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