September 22, 2019

The UWI Vice-Chancellor leads mission to The Bahamas

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, September 13, 2019—Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019. Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the enormity of devastation, the […]

MOOC: Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From UNESCO The third and final edition of the MOOC “Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Research, Policies and Management for Social Transformations” finished this month. Almost 4,000 people registered in the course, from more than 100 countries of the globe. During the three editions of the MOOC, more than 11,000 people from more […]

Mental health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Rodriguez JJ. From NCBI Author information 1Senior Advisor on Mental Health. Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA, email rodrigjo@paho.org. Abstract Mental illnesses are a growing health problem and reducing the treatment gap in Latin America and the Caribbean is a great challenge. Evaluations conducted by the Pan […]

National Car Rental’s Premier Selection expands to Latin America

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Customers can now upgrade to upscale vehicles at the San Jose Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica ST. LOUIS – Sept. 10, 2019 –  National Car Rental, the award-winning car rental brand for frequent travelers, announced the launch of its exclusive Premier Selection offering, now available for the first time in Latin America. Costa Rica’s San Jose Airport became the first […]

The Pybus philosophy in Windies cricket

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From The University of the West Indies The CLR James Cricket Research Centre, Cave Hill, Barbados. Friday, September 6, 2019—Two photographs in as many days tell the story of the future of West Indies cricket. The first captures Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim cricket coach, in conversation with Jamaican Dr Glen Mills, the world’s best […]

T&T CSOs write PM Dr Keith Rowley on Escazú Agreement

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Civil society calls on the Government to sign and ratify the Escazú Agreement for good environmental governance in Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, September 6, 2019 – On September 6, 2019, 60 civil society organisations (CSOs) working on environmental management across Trinidad and Tobago (TT), and other interested CSOs, delivered an open letter to the […]

2,900 LGBT+ people killed in Latin America and Caribbean countries in the last five years

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By Rebecca Kelly From gcn 2,900 LGBT+ people have been killed in 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries within the last five years “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” report finds. “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” is a report that has pulled together comprehensive data on the killing of LGBT+ people in Latin America and the […]

Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirms the importance of moving towards modern planning with a long-term vision for implementation of the 2030 Agenda

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Senior authorities from countries in the region inaugurated today the XVII Meeting of the Regional Council for Planning, which is being held through Friday, August 30, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed today the importance of advancing towards modern planning with a long-term vision, citizen participation and the mainstreaming of […]

How to build an effective IP enforcement strategy for Latin America

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IPBC Latin America, hosted by IAM, WTR and Latin Lawyer in São Paulo on 4 December, is a unique opportunity to hear how in-house IP experts at leading companies from across the region and beyond are effectively managing their IP life cycle to maximise corporate value.  At one session, attendees will discuss ‘the good, the bad and the ugly of IP […]

World energy scenarios 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean energy scenarios

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From World Energy Council The report ‘Latin America &  the Caribbean (LAC) Energy Scenarios’ examines the future of the regional energy context to 2060. Three plausible, relevant and challenging regional scenarios are presented, which provide a clear and enabling framework for decision making under deep uncertainty and a platform to guide the development and consideration […]