In the past five weeks, over 3,653 Central American migrants housed in migrant shelters or centers, have been returned to their countries of origin
In the city of Guayaquil in Guayas, dead bodies, most likely victims of the pandemic, are piling up on streets as funeral services fail to collect them on time, forcing families to abandon them.
Lenín Moreno’s neoliberal policies, with cuts to health and prioritization of foreign debt, have caused a collapse in the healthcare system
The ICRC highlighted that migrants are more vulnerable to coronavirus due to lack of access to healthcare and conditions for isolation and hygiene measures
President Nicolas Maduro ordered that all commercial and residential rent, as well as all capital and loan interest payments, are to be suspended for six months
We look at the spread of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean region, as well as responses by governments which have ranged from pro-active and prompt to lax