IMF / Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook

ID

583141

SHOOT DATE

15 Apr 2021

SHOOT LOCATION

WASHINGTON DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook
SHOTLIST
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
1. Long shot, IMF building Exterior with Spring Meetings signage
2. Zoom out shot, IMF building Exterior with Spring Meetings signage
3. Wide shot, Maria Candia speaking
15 April 2021, WASHINGTON DC
4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department
““The 7 percent contraction in economic terms that Latin America experienced in 2020 was the most pronounced in the world, obviously exceeding the 3.3 contraction experienced by the world economy and for 2021 we are anticipating a recovery of 4.6. For this reason, Latin America at the end of 2021 will not recover the levels of economic activity it had before the pandemic,”
5. Long shot, Alejandro Werner speaking
6. SOUNBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department
““These projections are subject to an even greater degree of uncertainty than normally, because obviously in order to understand the operation of some economies during the pandemic, we do not have so many references to basically anticipate and project the behavior of the Latin American economies. We also continue to see in many countries in the region the intensification of the pandemic. Therefore, it will be very important to continue to take measures from the public health point of view to contain infections, but also to accelerate vaccination campaigns during the year 2021,”
7. Long shot, journalist speaking
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department
““We are estimating that in the year 2021 the population in poverty in Latin America will increase by almost 20 million people with respect to the level in 2019,”
9. Two window, journalist speaking
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department
““Latin American economies are going to face a significant fiscal challenge in the medium term, because we are going to emerge from this pandemic period with significantly higher debt levels than we had before the pandemic and this is obviously will make these economies more vulnerable to changes in interest rates, both domestic and international. And hence the importance of sending clear signals that, leaving behind the economic emergency that is currently being experienced, appropriate measures will be taken to guarantee that the evolution of debt will lead us to debt levels, to sustainable debt-GDP ratios. It is an important topic that we mentioned in the blog,”
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
9. Wide shot, IMF building exterior with virtual Spring Meetings signage
10. Wide shot, IMF building exterior with virtual Spring Meetings signage
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