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Latin America and the Coronavirus
Maria and Julio are joined by Peniley Ramírez, an investigative reporter with Univision, and Gisela Pérez de Acha, a human rights lawyer and journalist, to talk about the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Latin America. They discuss the surge in cases, how governments are responding, and the role information plays in a public health crisis. ITT Staff Picks: - Peniley Ramírez writes for El Universal about four pieces of good news for Mexico about COVID-19. - In this piece for Noteworthy - The Journal Blog, Gisela Pérez de Acha writes, "But in Mexico, rigorous reporting is the exception and not the rule, which results in a lack of accountability measures that spells disaster in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis." - The Associated Press reports on how covered Latin America's covered food markets created a near-perfect setting for spreading the disease as shared by Latino Rebels. If you or someone you know is a victim or survivor of domestic violence and seeking support, these are some of the helplines that are available: - In the United States, the national domestic violence helpline is available 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522. - In Mexico, The National Shelter Network has shelters throughout the country and can support you on 55 5243 6432 and 01 800 822 4460 if you call from inside the republic. - In Argentina, you can reach the Ministry of Women, Genders and Diversity by calling 144 or through this website. - In Brazil, Ligue 180 is a free and confidential reporting channel that operates 24/7. More information here. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
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