December 6, 2023

ILO to analyze major advancements and opportunities in labour performance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Over 20 speakers from different countries in the region will participate in a technical symposium, convened by the ILO, to reflect on key themes that are shaping both the present and future of work. News | 14 November 2023 To commemorate the 30th anniversary of its flagship annual publication Labour Overview, the International Labour Organization (ILO), […]

Olympism365: Using sport to advance the education and development of young people in Latin America

International Olympic Committee 30 Oct 2023 – On the sidelines of the Pan American Games Santiago 2023, a series of events shone a spotlight on some of the ambitious and far-reaching programmes in Latin America initiated under the umbrella of Olympism365 – the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s focused strategy to use and promote sport as an enabler for […]

IARC and PAHO launch the 1st edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer

Washington, DC, 17 October, 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today launched the first edition of the Latin America and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer. The new Code, which forms part of the World Code Against Cancer, aims to help reduce the burden of cancer in […]

CANARI supports call for urgent protection for environmental defenders in Latin America and the Caribbean

Caribbean representatives and others at the Forum in Panama developing recommendations for the Action Plan. Credit: CANARI Port of Spain, October 11, 2023: The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) supports calls by the Elected Representatives of the Public of the Escazú Agreement for Governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to develop an ambitious plan […]

PAHO and Canada join efforts to eliminate trachoma in Latin America

Washington, DC, 22 September, 2023 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Government of Canada have launched an initiative to eliminate trachoma, an infectious eye disease and leading cause of blindness among women in poor, remote areas of Latin America.  Through a C$ 15 million (US$ 11.2 million) contribution provided by Global Affairs Canada […]

Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean rose by 55.2% in 2022, reaching a historic high

In a new report, ECLAC calls on countries to improve their policy design to take advantage of the contribution that FDI can make to the energy transition and to the region’s sustainable productive development. (July 10, 2023) In 2022, Latin America and the Caribbean received $224.579 billion dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), a figure that […]

Labour inclusion is a critical factor for reducing inequality and informality in Latin America and the Caribbean

Today authorities and specialists inaugurated the Third Regional Seminar on Social Development, organized by ECLAC in collaboration with numerous institutions. (June 27, 2023) Labour inclusion policies, in combination with productive development and social protection policies, are key to reducing inequalities and the high degree of informality seen in Latin American and Caribbean countries, according to the […]

Celebrity designers & beauty queens for Batabano

Cayman: Celebrity designers and beauty queens from Latin America in Batabano’s 40th parade Mayor of La Ceiba and Miss World Honduras to also attend  Spectators are in for an amazing show this year as the 40th annual Batabano Street Parade will not only feature unique costumes designed by local artist Reba Dilbert and others, but […]

Sub-Imperialism and Multipolarity: Brazil’s Dilemma

A look at sub-imperialism and multipolarity in Brazil historically and into the future. By Justin Podur Source: Globetrotter Galeano Names the Problem In the Open Veins of Latin America Eduardo Galeano described an 1870 genocidal war of regime change waged on Paraguay by a Triple Alliance of its neighbors, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, on behalf of British imperialism. […]

GGGI Deputy Director General and Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, visit the Eastern Caribbean to strengthen cooperation on green growth

From GGGI Thursday, February 23, 2023  — The Deputy Director General and Head of Global Growth Planning and Implementation, Helena McLeod, along with the Director and Head of programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Jennifer Zapata of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) visited the Eastern Caribbean between February 13th – 17th, 2023 to meet with Organization […]