Caribbean Disaster Preparedness Agencies and Their Impact on COVID-19 Management

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 5 The small island developing states in the Caribbean because of their size, economy and relative isolation depend on each other for their survival. Historically, there has been close cooperation, and this is evident in successful regional integration efforts such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), headquarteredContinue reading “Caribbean Disaster Preparedness Agencies and Their Impact on COVID-19 Management”

Domestic Violence and COVID-19 in Paraguay

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 4 (en español) Domestic violence in Paraguay is a social issue which impacts people from all socio-economic backgrounds. Based on the first survey on family issues looking specifically at gender, one in five people has suffered domestic violence in the country. During the middle of the strictContinue reading “Domestic Violence and COVID-19 in Paraguay”

COVID-19 y violencia intrafamiliar en Paraguay

Reportes sobre el COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: No. 4 La violencia doméstica en Paraguay es una problemática social que afecta a ciudadanos de todos los estratos sociales. Según la Primera Encuesta Intrafamiliar Basada en Género 1 de cada 5 personas sufrió violencia intrafamiliar en Paraguay. En medio de la cuarentena obligatoria estrictaContinue reading “COVID-19 y violencia intrafamiliar en Paraguay”

Virtual Court Hearings in Bolivia (Blackboard), Peru (Google Meet) and Paraguay (Skype)

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 3 As most regions in the world, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have had to face the transformational challenges and abrupt changes of conducting judicial hearings virtually. In this brief article, I will provide a snapshot of how the judicial systems in Bolivia, ParaguayContinue reading “Virtual Court Hearings in Bolivia (Blackboard), Peru (Google Meet) and Paraguay (Skype)”

Elections Postponed in Bolivia Once Again

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 2 Since the very beginning of COVID-19, national governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have had to navigate the uncertainties and insecurities of conducting a successful electoral process in the middle of a pandemic. Some governments have opted to continue elections as they were initiallyContinue reading “Elections Postponed in Bolivia Once Again”

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 1

Latin America and the Caribbean has unfortunately become the epicenter of COVID-19 over the last few months. The numbers speak for themselves. The entire region counts for a total of 4,364,705 confirmed cases and 183,481 deaths as of July 26 with countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Argentina as among the mostContinue reading “COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 1”

Report on Mexico + Central America (06/19/2020)

1. What is your interest in this project? Our team at the Ave Maria Law School Library has been researching the spread and mitigation of the Coronavirus. Therefore, we decided to divide and conquer our research for Mexico and Central America between our librarians. We are an international team: Asli Karaevli is from Turkey, KatiaContinue reading “Report on Mexico + Central America (06/19/2020)”

Report on Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (06/05/2020)

What is your interest in this project? While living in our new normal, I have found myself with more time for introspection. Thinking about how I can do more, be more present, contribute to something bigger than myself and my immediate needs. As I was struggling to define what that next step should be, IContinue reading “Report on Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (06/05/2020)”

Report on Brazil (05/22/2020)

1. What have you noticed since the first week you began monitoring and until now? My day-to-day focus is mainly tax legal research, but I volunteered to help with this project because I am fluent in Portuguese and I was already tracking the news about COVID-19 in Brazil as most of my family still livesContinue reading “Report on Brazil (05/22/2020)”

Report on Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador (05/08/2020)

What is your interest in this project?              We know that the Latinx population in the United States is seeing a significantly steeper health and economic impact of COVID-19 than any other demographic, and I am no exception to this statistic as I have been recently laid-off from my position. Participating in this project allowsContinue reading “Report on Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador (05/08/2020)”