Does Nicaragua match up to its Global Gender Gap Report ranking on women’s rights?

Nicaragua has been ranked as one of the most gender-equal countries in the world, but the reality on the ground is that Nicaraguan women don’t have it all that easy. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Does Nicaragua match up to its Global Gender Gap Report ranking on women’s rights?

Latin America’s Social Development ministers assemble to formulate regional policies against poverty and inequality

Summit on social development held in Quito, with the aim of strengthening ties among Latin America’s social development ministries and ensuring regional co-operation in the formulation of effective social policies. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Latin America’s Social Development ministers assemble to formulate regional policies against poverty and inequality

Mexico rebrands flagship social welfare programme in bid to help working poor

Mexican government launches ‘new’ social welfare scheme in the hope that it will make better progress at bringing down poverty levels which remain stubbornly high, partly due to poverty wages. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Mexico rebrands flagship social welfare programme in bid to help working poor

Inefficient tax system reinforces inequality in Latin America: Oxfam

Oxfam report sheds light on ineffectiveness of tax policies across Latin America and the Caribbean, which play a part in consolidating the region’s high levels of social and economic inequality. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Inefficient tax system reinforces inequality in Latin America: Oxfam

UN Human Development Index 2014 – Latin American perspectives

Latest UN index reveals state of Human Development across the world, with progress slowing and many still suffering from multidimensional poverty. Latin America, meanwhile, continues to improve across the board. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and the … Continue reading UN Human Development Index 2014 – Latin American perspectives

Forum puts spotlight on energy poverty and integration in Latin America

First high-level summit on energy in Latin America focuses on dangers of energy poverty and need for greater infrastructure spending and regional integration, as well as sustainability of energy systems. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Forum puts spotlight on energy poverty and integration in Latin America

Women-only carriages in São Paulo Metro trains: the solution to harassment?

São Paulo State legislators approve the measure after continued complaints of sexual harassment, but is this a real remedy or just a stop-gap measure covering up a deeper social ill? Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Women-only carriages in São Paulo Metro trains: the solution to harassment?