Recent events have highlighted the many ongoing threats that are hammering Latin America’s environment from all sides; overcoming them will require extraordinary and unprecedented levels of effort and cooperation.
Latin America continues to make steady if unspectacular progress in the UN’s annual Human Development Index, but socioeconomic inequality, especially between men and women, poses a threat to further advances.
Costa Rica continues to attract praise at international climate summits, as it banks on the recovery of its forests, which make up 52% of its territory, in order to meet its emissions reduction goal.
Bolivia is now home to the world’s largest urban cable car system, connecting two of the world’s highest major cities,… Read more Cable cars reach new heights in Bolivia’s capital
Mexican government launches ‘new’ social welfare scheme in the hope that it will make better progress at bringing down poverty… Read more Mexico rebrands flagship social welfare programme in bid to help working poor
Latin America and the Caribbean makes impressive progress in efforts to bring down hunger, according to new FAO report, with… Read more UN State of Food Insecurity report 2014 – Latin America’s progress
Oxfam report sheds light on ineffectiveness of tax policies across Latin America and the Caribbean, which play a part in… Read more Inefficient tax system reinforces inequality in Latin America: Oxfam
Latest UN index reveals state of Human Development across the world, with progress slowing and many still suffering from multidimensional… Read more UN Human Development Index 2014 – Latin American perspectives
Ecuador has reduced poverty and inequality in recent years, but now it is looking to go one further by emulating… Read more Ecuador hoping to learn from Brazil on social welfare policy
More food is lost and wasted in Latin America and the Caribbean than would be needed to feed the region’s… Read more Latin America could solve hunger by wasting less food: UN FAO