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Impacts of Covid on Indigenous Communities in Latin America

Learn more about how Covid has impacted Indigenous communities in Columbia and Brazil. Learn more about our speakers and what they will cover during the discussion below. This event will consist of a 20 minute discussion with each speaker followed by a Q&A. 

Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Zoom. Link coming soon!

Panelists: Angela López Urrego

Candidata a Doctora en Estudios Amazónicos | Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Amazonia | Grupo de Estudios Transfronterizos GET | Leticia, Colombia                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Estudiante invitada del Centro de Urbanización, Cultura y Sociedad | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique INRS | Montreal, Canadá

For 7 months we have had the virus on the Amazon border of Colombia, Brazil and Peru. Only on the Colombian side, where there are 68 indigenous peoples, there are more than a thousand cases and 45 deaths among the indigenous population. The pandemic has not only killed many people with knowledge of these cultures, it has also increased the vulnerabilities of this population and made visible the structural problems that generate them. I will talk about how we have faced this crisis in Leticia, one of the Amazonian municipalities most affected by the pandemic. 


More info coming soon!


Last Updated: 11/4/21