On Tuesday, August 4th, the Colombian Supreme Court sentenced ex-President Álvaro Uribe Vélez to house arrest. The Colombian politician was accused of obstruction of justice through witness tampering in a case against his brother, Santiago Uribe Vélez.
Following NYU Shanghai’s announcement for its fall semester plan sent out a few days ago, the uncertainty to bring back international students has raised many concerns. Although follow-up responses have been released from NYU Shanghai’s administration, questions including if and how international students can be brought back, what the university is doing to support the students with less advantaged passports, and how incoming freshmen will be brought back remain unclear.
El mundialmente famoso coronavirus llegó por primera vez a Latinoamérica el 26 de febrero, cuando Brasil confirmó su primer caso. Un mes después de que EE.UU confirmará su primer contagio el 20 de enero, y Europa el 24 de enero. Aunque fuera el primer caso identificado, es poco probable que un continente entero y sus vecinos no fueran afectados por un mes entero. El coronavirus puede llegar a impactar a Latinoamérica de una manera desproporcionada ya que todos los países, a excepción de Chile, son países que se siguen desarrollando. Por esta razón, OCA se reunió con Juan Pablo Uribe, ex Ministro de Salud de Colombia para discutir cómo está América Latina y se puede ver afectada.
The now infamous coronavirus first arrived in Latin America on February 26th when Brazil confirmed their first case. One month after the United States, January 20, and Europe, January 24, confirmed their first cases. Although the reported case was the first one that tested positive, it is highly unlikely that an entire continent and its surrounding countries were unaffected for a month. The coronavirus can impact Latin America in a disproportionate way, since all countries, with the exception of Chile, are developing countries. For this reason, OCA sat down with Juan Pablo Uribe, Colombia’s former Minister of Health, to discuss how Latin America is and will be affected.