'A lost decade': Latin America must embrace sustainable development for recovery, UN report says

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The U.N. Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean says the region needs a new development model to recover from COVID-19 and correct long-standing inequality and economic growth issues.

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  • Teresa Welsh

    Teresa Welsh has reported from more than 10 countries and is currently based in Washington, D.C. Her coverage focuses on Latin America; U.S. foreign assistance policy; fragile states; food systems and nutrition; and refugees and migration. Prior to joining Devex, Teresa worked at McClatchy's Washington Bureau and covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report. She was a reporter in Colombia, where she previously lived teaching English. Teresa earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of Wisconsin.