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Sustaining life: Indigenous Women and COVID-19 in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Sustaining life: Indigenous Women and COVID-19 in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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The colonization of natural spaces and human contact with animals that are reservoirs of viruses and pathogens is the first link in the chain that explains the pandemics of recent years. H1N1 influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, and SARS-CoV-2 all emerged in part as a result of population growth, accelerated urbanization and environmental degradation.

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Introduction: Latin American Responses to COVID-19

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In some ways, the Latin American experiences of COVID-19 look much like those seen throughout the world. There are considerable difficulties in containing the spread of the disease, particularly in dense urban areas. 

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U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba in the context of the Pandemic COVID-19

U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba in the context of the Pandemic COVID-19

| December 2020
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On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 countries, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for the waiving of sanctions that could undermine countries’ capacities to respond to the pandemic.

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Roundtable: Latin American Responses to COVID-19

Roundtable: Latin American Responses to COVID-19

| December 2020
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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present an online exclusive roundtable on Latin American experiences of and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The roundtable contains engaging contributions by Ivette Vallejo and Marisol Rodríguez, Raúl Rodríguez, Raúl Salgado Espinoza, and Doreen Montag and Marco Barboza.

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Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups

Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups

| November 2020
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For most people, the word “genocide” likely evokes mental images of concentration camps, killing fields, and mass graves. Deforestation, no matter how severe, would seem to be only tenuously related, if at all.

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Drones and War: The Impact of Advancement in Military Technology on Just War Theory and the International Law of Armed Conflict

Drones and War: The Impact of Advancement in Military Technology on Just War Theory and the International Law of Armed Conflict

| September 2020
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Since the first use of drones as lethal tools of war, certain pundits, politicians, and ethicists have argued for holding the use of drones to a different moral standard than conventional weapons.

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Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

| July 2020
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Although both cybersecurity and climate change are increasingly seen as two of the most urgent threats of this century, seldom are they considered together. Yet, arguably, the true challenge of both is the ways in which they intertwine, in evermore unexpected ways.

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Justifying Lockdown

Justifying Lockdown

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Throughout most of the world, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about, to associate in public, and to be in many public spaces. These practices are often collectively referred to as “lockdown.” What arguments can be presented for why, given the significant costs a lockdown may impose, it can nevertheless be required?

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