Chile’s 2020 Constituent Plebiscite

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 21 (En Español) On November 15 2019, only a few days after the one-month anniversary of the social protests in Chile, a group of political parties signed an Agreement for Peace and New Constitution. The declaration was a collaborative effort and a document agreed upon afterContinue reading “Chile’s 2020 Constituent Plebiscite”

Economic, Social and Reopening Plans in Chile

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 20 (En Español) Emergency Economic Plan The emergency economic plan was created to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on commerce and the national economy. This plan contemplates 3 lines of action: protection of jobs, support to businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises and support for family income.Continue reading “Economic, Social and Reopening Plans in Chile”

Planes Económico, Social y de Desconfinamiento en Chile

Reportes sobre el COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: No. 20 (In English) Plan económico de emergencia El plan económico de emergencia surgió para mitigar el impacto de la pandemia en el comercio y la economía nacional. Este plan contempla 3 líneas de acción: Protección al empleo, apoyo a las empresas, especialmente la PymesContinue reading “Planes Económico, Social y de Desconfinamiento en Chile”

First Steps in Chile between Changes in Government and Immunity Passports

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 19 (En Español) Since declaring its state of constitutional exception on March 18 and extending it consecutively, the Chilean government has established several policies of mitigation and protection. These measures prompted an increase in the government’s approval ratings, reaching its highest level at 25% back inContinue reading “First Steps in Chile between Changes in Government and Immunity Passports”

Primeros Pasos en Chile entre Cambios de Gabinete y Carnets de Alta

Reportes sobre el COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe: No. 19 (In English) Desde que se decretó el estado de excepción constitucional de catástrofe el día 18 de marzo y extendido consecutivamente, el gobierno ha ido estableciendo diferentes medidas de resguardo y protección. Estas medidas significaron un repunte en la aprobación del gobierno llegandoContinue reading “Primeros Pasos en Chile entre Cambios de Gabinete y Carnets de Alta”

Clinical Vaccine Trials in Peru

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 18 After seeing the deadly effects of the pandemic, the Government started to find out about the vaccines prepared by different laboratories in order to protect the population against COVID-19. Thus, in August, the Peruvian Government signed an agreement with state owned Chinese lab, Sinopharm, to conductContinue reading “Clinical Vaccine Trials in Peru”

Peruvian Government’s Initial Reactions and First Measures

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 17 COVID-19 arrived in Peru on March 5, 2020. A passenger coming from Europe was the first officially detected case. This was the origin of the pandemic in Peru, which has caused the death of 35,967 persons, according to official data (until the date of last revisionContinue reading “Peruvian Government’s Initial Reactions and First Measures”

Corruption and Misinformation in Colombia

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 16 Colombia has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in much the same way as the rest of Latin America. My review of literature and media coverage has uncovered traces of another kind of virus – rising fraud, scams, and opportunism of the pernicious variety. This briefContinue reading “Corruption and Misinformation in Colombia”

Dia Típico de um Bibliotecário Jurídico de um Tribunal Brasileiro

Relatórios sobre COVID-19 em América Latina e o Caribe: No. 13 (In English) 1. Como é um dia típico de um bibliotecário jurídico de um tribunal brasileiro durante esta pandemia? Desde o início da pandemia, em 17 de março, a equipe da biblioteca do Tribunal Regional Federal da 1ª Região entrou em teletrabalho imediatamente. Apenas oContinue reading “Dia Típico de um Bibliotecário Jurídico de um Tribunal Brasileiro”

A Day in the Life of a Brazilian Court Librarian

COVID-19 Reports on Latin America and the Caribbean: No. 13 (Em Português) Please note that several judicial websites in Brazil are no longer accessible from aboard because of cyber attacks reported early November. Therefore, a few of the links in our report might not work. We apologize for this inconvenience. 1. What is a typical dayContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Brazilian Court Librarian”