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Latin America’s perfect storm – CGTN


Editor’s note: Javier Solana is a former EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, secretary-general of NATO, and foreign minister of Spain, President of EsadeGeo – Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Enrique V. Iglesias is a former president of the Inter-American Development Bank. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

Latin America is experiencing an especially grave set of crises. The region’s economies are stagnating. Its politics are broken. And, above all, the health of its people is in jeopardy. The mass protests that have recently erupted in multiple countries attest to the severity of the problems that the region’s leaders and the international community must now tackle.

Despite accounting for just over 8 percent of the world’s population, Latin America has recorded more than 30…

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