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July 1, 2020

Best Practices and Experiences in Latin America During the COVID 19 Crisis

Analyzing Some Latin American Cases

Event Series: Latin America: Leading the Road Ahead

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Our third webinar featured members of the LALP alumni network from Argentina, Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay who are leading some of their country's efforts against this pandemic. This event will be in Spanish. 

COVID-19 has triggered severe health, economic, human, and political crisis throughout the world. Nations are doing their best to curb the spread of the virus with containment measures that have disrupted productive activities. Economies have been paralyzed, and citizens have been in more or less severe quarantines, causing a contraction in demand that is having negative repercussions in the world's GDP. International organizations warn that the coronavirus pandemic is causing a deep global recession and the outlook is uncertain.

In this new global scenario, it will be necessary to take urgent measures and redefine the region's economy. Latin America must lead the road ahead through international cooperation, high impact initiatives from both public and private sectors, policymaking, and collaboration from all sectors including academia and civil society.

Cooperation among nations has never been as important as today. Through our LALP Alumni Webinar Series, "Latin America: Leading the Road Ahead", our goal is to strengthen international cooperation, promote the exchange of best practices and knowledge among countries to mitigate COVID-19 and support our almost 700 alumni within the whole Ibero-American region.


Daniela Gomez (ILG 2019), president of the Special Commission for Emergency Response to Covid 19,  San Pedro de Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Diego Irazabal (ILG 2014), president of the Emergency Departamental Committee of the National Emergency System, Uruguay. 

Mercedes Werner (GCL 2014), director general of Digital Education, Ministery of Education of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Virginia Barreiro (GCL 2019),  director of International Cooperation in the Minister of Social Development, Panama. 


Ricardo Ernst is the executive director of Georgetown University´s Latin America Leadership Program.

If you are interested in attending this webinar, please RSVP here at least 24 hours in advance so we can send you a Zoom webinar link; it will also be live-streamed via YouTube on this page.

You can submit your questions in advance at indicating in the subject line “LALP Webinar Series.” Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to by June 26, 2020. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests. A captioned version of this presentation will also be made available shortly after the event on this page.