Access to Education (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba)

When? Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 4pm (EST, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Havana).

Video recording in Spanish below. Please choose closed captions – settings for either Spanish subtitles or English translation.


  • Vladimir Rozón, Coordinator, Observatorio Político Dominicano
  • Carla Minet, Executive Director, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, Puerto Rico
  • Sergio Angel Baquero, Coordinator, Observatorio de Libertad Académica, Cuba – Colombia

Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant and Expert

Rapporteuse: Bianca Anderson, University of Miami School of Law

Without a doubt, the pandemic has impacted education in drastic and abrupt ways. Governments as well as educational institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean have had to face numerous problems since the beginning of COVID while other previous issues have been exacerbated. Our panelists talked about the challenges and issues on the rights and access to education in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba) and how the pandemic has impacted an already fragile situation.

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