ARGENTINA: Covid-19, inequality, and class politics

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Starting on 25 May and now with around 200 confirmed Covid-19 cases in a population of perhaps 4,000, Villa Azul – a low-income neighborhood in the Buenos Aires conurbation hit by Covid-19 – has been completely sealed off for a fortnight. Police are guarding the perimeter, while health personnel carry out tests, and local government officials and volunteers deliver food and hygiene products to residents. The total isolation of the Villa Azul area highlights not just the challenge of containing the spread of the virus, but it also offers a glimpse at a possible post-pandemic politics. T
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