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Though agricultural production across Latin America helps feed the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about food security for many across the region. The World Food Program projects that 3 million additional Latin Americans will miss a meal this year, for a total of 13.7 million people. In this video, we explore food insecurity, and related economic challenges Latin Americans are facing.

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more