Fears mount of a fresh Latin American debt crisis

Women health workers pictured in Buenos Aires. Latin America struggled with multiple issues before the pandemic, from weak health systems to high levels of borrowing © Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty

Latin America is at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic, suffering some of the worst infection rates and highest death tolls in the world. Now economists warn that the region faces more bad news: its sickly economies risk falling into a new debt crisis even worse than the last big bust of the 1980s.