Luis Alberto Moreno
Latin America’s Lost Decades
The Toll of Inequality in the Age of COVID-19
Foreign Affairs, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the scourge of inequality afflicting Latin America.
Social and economic progress in Latin America has been cyclical at best and abysmal at worst. In 2020, the rapid onset of the coronavirus pandemic caused a disproportionately large share of deaths and financial setbacks among the working class, affirming staggering inequality. In this balanced insider review of the region’s prospects, diplomat Luis Alberto Moreno assesses what Latin America has experienced so far and what its leaders need to do to return the region to socioeconomic health.
About the Author
Colombia’s ambassador to the United States from 1998 to 2005, Luis Alberto Moreno led the Inter-American Development Bank from 2005 to 2020.
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