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.
Experts believe that the current El Niño event – already among the strongest ever recorded – will reach its peak soon. But authorities across the region are confident they are as prepared as ever for the consequences.
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
Brazil fails to commit to a landmark new pledge to protect the world’s rainforests in order to curb carbon emissions… Read more Disappointment as Brazil declines to sign up to UN deforestation agreement
Latin American presidents address international leaders at UN summit, calling for united and equal global action to combat climate change… Read more Latin America’s presidents speak out on climate change at UN
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
Environmental and indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch launch new campaign calling for oil reserves in the Amazon rainforest to be… Read more Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march
Many Latin American countries are rightly lauded for their role in pushing for global action against climate change, but should… Read more Are Latin America’s oil-producing countries shirking their responsibilities on climate change?
Report from Amnesty International details extent of the use of torture by police and armed forces in Mexico, which often… Read more Amnesty International highlights alarming culture of torture in Mexico
Guatemala has declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing drought, which has caused food shortages and left hundreds… Read more Guatemala at the heart of Central American drought and food crisis