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Foreign trade in times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and health emergency brought with it an unprecedented socioeconomic crisis worldwide. The latest forecasts made by the World Bank in January 2021 project a decrease in the global economy of 4.3% and for Latin America and the Caribbean of 6.9%.

Could the pandemic bring a food crisis to Latin America?

Because of its productive capacity and diversity, Latin America is considered by many to be the “breadbasket” of the planet. Despite this relative advantage in the production and export of food in relation to other regions, a significant number of people in Latin America do not have access to adequate food.

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