Pandemic, Inequality and Geopolitics — Valdai Club

 Pandemic, Inequality and Geopolitics — Valdai Club


The COVID-19 pandemic has probably caused the greatest economic, political and social damage to humanity since World War II. In fact, it will accelerate and deepen some of the pre-existing processes and trends and will confront us with new challenges and scenarios at the global level, the scope of which we barely glimpse.


However, at the international level, possibly the first – and most obvious – victim of the pandemic has been international cooperation and its ability to provide global public goods. Particularly in a world characterized by inequalities between the planet’s inhabitants and between nations. The pandemic has generated a global public health crisis that shakes our lives, showing not only our great vulnerability but also the deficiencies of a system that affects both individuals and nations.


Latin America and the Caribbean is the developing region most affected by the…

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