Latin America’s presidents speak out on climate change at UN

Latin American presidents address international leaders at UN summit, calling for united and equal global action to combat climate change impacts while highlighting their own respective countries’ trials and tribulations. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Latin America’s presidents speak out on climate change at UN

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

Amnesty International highlights alarming culture of torture in Mexico

Report from Amnesty International details extent of the use of torture by police and armed forces in Mexico, which often goes unpunished despite its illegality under national and international law Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Amnesty International highlights alarming culture of torture in Mexico

Uruguayans reap rewards of national renewables push

Uruguay has significantly increased its production of electricity from clean renewable sources, resulting in cheaper energy bills for families and businesses, proving that switching to renewables needn’t always be costly. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Uruguayans reap rewards of national renewables push

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

Chile reaches out to its indigenous Mapuche people

After decades of fractious relations between the state and indigenous Mapuche communities, President Bachelet is spearheading attempts at reconciliation, including plans for greater autonomy and official recognition of Mapuche culture. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Chile reaches out to its indigenous Mapuche people