Latin America has become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with nations struggling to control the outbreak as governments ease restrictions and begin to reopen amid spiking infections and death. Those being hit the hardest are the most vulnerable: migrants, the urban poor and indigenous communities. FIU experts on public health and on the region will join top economic and health officials from Latin America to assess the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic, including on indigenous peoples, as well as how government responses have led to vastly different outcomes.
Simone Athayde, associate professor and anthropologist, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU and an expert on indigenous peoples in Brazil and the Amazon basin
Elena Cyrus, assistant professor and epidemiologist, University of Central Florida and an expert on public health in Latin America and the Caribbean
Rebeca Grynspan, economist and secretary general, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), Madrid, former vice president of Costa Rica and former UN under-secretary general
Dr. Karina Rando, director general, Ministry of Health, Republic of Uruguay
Dr. Eneida Roldan, chief executive officer, FIU Health Care Network and associate dean for international affairs, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, FIU
Moderated by Luis G. Solis, interim director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU and former president of Costa Rica