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Caribbean & Central America - June 2020

INTRODUCTION
The United Nations (UN)’s World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are among various bodies warning of a risk of a “hunger pandemic” as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
CENTRAL AMERICA
The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are among various international bodies warning of a risk of a “hunger pandemic”, citing fears that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic could almost double acute hunger by 2020...
Since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, human rights institutions like the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have underlined that while governments have had to adopt emergency measures to contain the pandemic, which may imply the temporary restriction of certain rights, such measures should be necessary, proportionate, and enacted within a framework of respect for international human rights norms...
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has elicited a range of responses among Central American nations but increased fiscal pressures due to the health emergency is one thing that many have in common...
CARIBBEAN
Last month marked a year since US President Donald Trump ended the rolling suspension of Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton (Libertad) Act for the first time in over two decades...
There is anger in the Caribbean at the blacklisting by the European Union (EU) of The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica for deficiencies in anti-money-laundering regulations...
Moves to reopen the Caribbean to tourism are gathering pace...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
REGION | Icefi warns of drop in tax take...

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