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NERCESIAN, Inés; CASSAGLIA, Roberto  and  MORALES CASTRO, Vannessa. Pandemic and sociosanitary policies in Latin America. Apuntes [online]. 2021, vol.48, n.89, pp.65-93. ISSN 0252-1865.

This paper analyzes the health and socio-economic policies adopted by six Latin American countries during the SARS-CoV-2's pandemic: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. It proposes the hypothesis that the behavior of the pandemic and the decisions taken depended on the relationship between relevant situational factors - namely, the profile of the government and state elites - and structural elements such as state capacities, sociodemographic characteristics, and human development indexes. This article adopts a comparative analytic strategy and employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Keywords : pandemic; public policy; state capacities.

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