Omnia Features the Atlas of Vulnerability

Mexican newspaper Omnia featured the Atlas of Vulnerability by Jubilee USA and LATINDADD in an article about how existing crises are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read an excerpt below (translated from Spanish) and find the full article here.

About Half of Mexicans Are Impoverished, Study Reveals

Latindadd concludes that Latin America and the Caribbean is the region most damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with Laitindadd, poverty acts as an amplifying factor for the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to the study, the more impactful vulnerabilities in Mexico come from the low growth of tax revenues, economic loss linked to natural disasters, low levels of savings, inequality in access to telecommunications and poor health infrastructure.

The document also measured other important items such as income inequality and wealth, of which Mexico is in the middle of the pack, with 45 points in the first case, and 77 in the second (the higher the greater inequality). The nation with the most contrasts is Brazil, with 53.4 and 84.9 percent, respectively.

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