Latin America

Anxiety disorders: The hidden threat for Latin American countries in times of COVID-19

July 13, 2020

More than 11 million people worldwide are suffering from COVID-19 (Worldometer, July 4, 2020). The global spread is halting economies with a stronger impact in Latin American countries who were already struggling with limited health services, a broad informal market, and high unemployment rates. In these countries, households suffer persistent worries about their health, economic uncertainty, and rigid social isolation, some of the stressors that can lead to mental health diseases.

COVID-19: Bodies lie on the streets of Guayaquil

April 4, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting nations around the globe. Governments’ policies to prevent the spread of the virus are challenged while the number of deaths and contagions increases every day at a fast pace. In Latin America, Ecuador has become the epicenter of COVID-19, and the country is suffering a devastating reality; families are unable to bury their relatives, and even worse, some have to remain with the corpses for more than 48 hours due to the collapse of the public services.

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