This has been a particularly obscene scenario because it has also occurred under the banner of prosperity, freedom and democracy. It not only kills the highly infectious coronavirus. The deep trenches of social inequality, the material misery of a large part of the population and the complete absence or fragmentation of social services are also lethal. These are mobile phone number list all issues that politics has ignored, tolerated, or even promoted. As in the United States or Europe, in Latin America lives are lost not only due to the aggressiveness of a virus, but also due to social fracture, work overload and the lack of financing for care and health services. In Latin America – as in most other regions of the global South – social distancing is a luxury therapy that only mobile phone number list a minority can afford.
More than half of the economically active population mobile phone number list in the region works in the informal economy. The livelihood of entire families depends on their performance in the streets and markets. Therefore, quarantine and work stoppage mean hunger, starvation or even death. This fuels social escalation, violence and political conflicts. In addition, mobile phone number list the virus does not distinguish borders or social strata. The middle and upper classes are also suffering cuts and are feeling, for the first time, how dependent their privileges are on their underpaid employees. That is why quarantine cannot be the only answer for the Latin American context.
The coronavirus crisis, which is quarantining a third of the world's population, is pushing many families to the limits of their resilience. The quarantine, however, also mobile phone number list opens spaces to think about our world after the coronavirus. We are still unprepared. We are insecure and scared. But perhaps we can at least gain something new during the forced slowdown, especially from places where there is no daily struggle for survival: a reflection on the future. Strengthen democracy.Today, many countries are in exceptional circumstances and require similar measures.