With this blog post, we want to give people from around the world and from different backgrounds the opportunity to tell their personal stories in times of the Corona pandemic. Our report today comes from the Talagante region of Chile. This entry highlights the negative effects of the pandemic in the country and describes the structural inequalities that fuel the crisis. Although the country has experienced a strong economic upswing since the end of the dictatorship, inequality and thus poverty are still very prevalent. This is also shown by the fact that since the pandemic began, there has been an increased need for charitable food supplies, as many people cannot afford enough for themselves. Here you can listen to the informative and yet also unsettling post:
Because the Corona pandemic has now reached all the countries of the world and is impacting the lives of the majority of the world’s population, we, two students of Cusanus University, are interested in learning about people in other places of the world beyond what the media has covered. The aim is to enter into a socially relevant dialogue at the interface between academic scholarship and society, and to authentically provide different perspectives. With this goal in mind, we want to ask people from different regions of the world to offer their own interpretations, their own narratives of the current situation. The blog posts are displayed in alphabetical order of regions, countries and cities. Note: The information provided here represents the individual opinions and individual experiences of those persons interviewed.