COVID-19 and Latin America’s Economy | IMF Western Hemisphere Director Alejandro Werner

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    Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, explains how the IMF continues to move swiftly to aid member countries during the #COVID19 pandemic as leaders work to address the worst recession on record in the region. Find out more at

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