There are few certainties about what post-pandemic Latin America will look like. But it’s a safe bet that an era of big government is near.
The deficiencies in the provision of social services and public health infrastructure exposed by COVID-19 have already prompted politicians across the region to promise to improve and expand state capacity. That may well be a good thing: Stronger, more comprehensive public health systems are long overdue, and if developed in the right way would help make Latin American societies healthier and more stable, productive and developed.
Universidad Diego Portales
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