Cronica Digital mentioned Eric LeCompte and Aldo Caliari in an article discussing Jubilee USA and Latindadd's new Pandemic Vulnerability Map. Read an excerpt below and the full article here.
Latin America and the Caribbean is the Region in the World Most Effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte noted that the pandemic affected Latin America and the Caribbean more by factors such as dependence on tourism, decimated by shutdown; pre-existing levels of poverty and inequality; large informal sectors; and narrow tax bases.
LeCompte warned that only countries categorized by the World Bank as low-income can access emergency debt relief and other measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
For Latindadd and Jubilee, this approach can dangerously underestimate the way middle-income countries are suffering the damage of the pandemic.
“We need more action from rich countries so that developing countries can face the crisis,” said Jubilee USA Policy Director Aldo Caliari.
Read the full article here.