Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru

Excerpt from Biweekly Report:

The very first week we began collecting information, namely the week of March 10th was also the week when lots of governments throughout the region began enacting and imposing obligatory quarantines, suspension of flights, border closings, restrictions on the population, curfews and different levels of national states of emergency. As you can imagine, the situation has not been the same throughout the region, and continues to develop in different ways for each of these countries. For example, after only 2 cases confirmed, Bolivia’s Interim President Jeanine Añez declared a national state of emergency on March 11th. Paraguay has opted for a health emergency declaration on March 16th, including a reduction of border points of entry and obligatory quarantine for those entering the territory. Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra has received a lot of international attention because of his March 16th state of national emergency, which closed its borders, including international flights in a matter of 24 hours. The abrupt emergency closings has left hundreds if not thousands of Americans as well as other foreigners stranded in Peru. … Read More.

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Marcelo Rodríguez is the Research and Outreach Librarian at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, NY. Prior to this position, he was the Research Librarian at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Acquisitions Team Lead at Columbia Law School. In the past, he has also worked in different capacities at the Central Library of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium; the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands; and the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Born in Puerto Rico, he speaks Spanish and French fluently as well as reading knowledge in Hebrew and German.

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