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

UN State of Food Insecurity report 2014 – Latin America’s progress

Latin America and the Caribbean makes impressive progress in efforts to bring down hunger, according to new FAO report, with shining examples from Brazil and Bolivia highlighted in global study. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading UN State of Food Insecurity report 2014 – Latin America’s progress

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

Paraguay: Indigenous community records rare land rights victory

Indigenous community in Paraguay wins battle to return to their ancestral lands, having been forcibly evicted decades ago. But justice is still far from done across rest of the country. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Paraguay: Indigenous community records rare land rights victory

Colombia: UN links coal mining to rise in poverty, putting progress in poverty reduction at risk

A new UN report reveals that large-scale coal mining activities have brought a significant increase in poverty in the north of Colombia, denting President Santos’ claims of poverty reduction success. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Colombia: UN links coal mining to rise in poverty, putting progress in poverty reduction at risk