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.
Colombian versions of a Wealth Tax and a Financial Transaction Tax grab attention of global financial experts, as the government… Read more Colombia’s Wealth Tax reform praised by IMF
Summit on social development held in Quito, with the aim of strengthening ties among Latin America’s social development ministries and… Read more Latin America’s Social Development ministers assemble to formulate regional policies against poverty and inequality
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
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
Northern Colombia has recently been besieged by a severe drought, affecting vast swathes of the country and its inhabitants, with… Read more Colombia: North’s recovery from major drought may still be thwarted by El Niño
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
First high-level summit on energy in Latin America focuses on dangers of energy poverty and need for greater infrastructure spending… Read more Forum puts spotlight on energy poverty and integration in Latin America
(Translation) Marcelo Justo, writing for BBC Mundo, explores the reasons why Latin America still suffers from such severe levels of… Read more Why does Latin America continue to be so unequal?