Governments across Latin America are urgently trying to find the right balance between protecting jobs and protecting public health. Perhaps nowhere has the debate been as contentious as in Brazil, where the president has said the country needs to protect jobs, not practice social distancing. But is this a false choice? Brazilian economist Monica de Bolle joins AQ’s Editor-in-chief Brian Winter to discuss how Brazil can contain the virus, as well as the economic fallout.
Monica de Bolle is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.
Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly
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