Despite their constitutional powers, South American presidents have not managed the Covid-19 pandemic effectively, write Marta Rocha, Luciana Santana and Magna Inácio. This is worrying in a region desperate to overcome economic decline, inequality, unemployment, and extreme poverty
Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Magna is former director of UFMG\'s Centre for Legislative Studies (CEL-DCP) .
She has been Edward Laroque Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University (Jan/July, 2020); Visiting Scholar at University of Oxford (2012; 2017); GIGA/Hamburg (2014); Universidad de Salamanca (2009).
She holds a PhD in Political Science from UFMG (2006), and has conducted extensive comparative research on political institutions, presidencies, coalition politics, and executive-legislative relations.