MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: United Nations – in Spanish 3
Headline: Latin America: In 2021 growth will depend on the control of COVID-19, we must not relax protection measures
Latin America and the Caribbean will end 2020 with a 7.7% drop in GDP and an unemployment rate of 10.7% in the worst crisis in 120 years, estimates the UN commission for the region, which predicts that in 2021 it could bounce 3.7%. However, he warns that if there are more outbreaks and lockdowns from COVID-19, recovery could be further delayed, so it is crucial that people keep protective measures very high. The distribution of vaccines is another factor that will be determining. “The pandemic is not under control yet,” says Alicia Bárcena.
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