Response of social security systems COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, assessment of the first year of the emergency. The case of Belize

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This research analyzes the response of Belize to deal with the covid-19 pandemic, with particular emphasis on the measures taken by the social security system.

Sharing borders with Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea, Belize stands as the only English-speaking country in Central America. According to the United Nations, in 2020, Belize’s population was estimated at 397,621 people and the population over 65 years old was 19,913, with a population density of 17.432 people per km2 (United Na- tions, 2019).

Ana Heatley Tejeda