November 22, 2019

Devastating Epidemic of Crime & Insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean

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By Luis Felipe López-Calva From IPS UNITED NATIONS, May 15 2019 (IPS) – Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60 years ago, constantly generates tensions and demands for redistribution of resources and power. In this sense, […]

Details for Latin America & Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Climate Weeks announced

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UN CLIMATE PRESS RELEASE / 23 APR, 2019 UN Climate Change News, 23 April, Bonn – Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar have been confirmed today: Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will […]

Munich Re underlines microinsurance growth in Latin America & Caribbean

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By Luke Gallin From Reinsurance News Preliminary findings of a recent study on microinsurance across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), published by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, highlights substantial growth in take-up rates in recent times, but warns that more must be done to enable the poorest and most vulnerable with […]

Latin American and Caribbean region leading climate action

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Press Release: UNFCCC More than Two Thirds of Latin American and Caribbean Nations’ Climate Action Plans Refer to a Price on Carbon Panama City, 30 September 2016 – Countries in Latin American and the Caribbean region are among the most ambitious in terms of combating climate change and are increasingly making use of markets in […]

Latin America & Caribbean committed to peace

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By Gabriela Ávila Gómez From Granma The First International Seminar on Realities and Challenges of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace opened yesterday, September 21, in Havana With the objective of continuing to uphold the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, opening in Havana […]

1.7 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in 2015 in Latin America & Caribbean

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The ILO’s 2015 Labour Overview indicates that the economic slowdown has caused a rise in unemployment, particularly among women and young people, and there are signs of increased informality. The situation is worrying and poses policy challenges to the countries of the region. Unemployment could rise again in 2016. Lima – In 2015, the unemployment […]

Airport Carbon Accreditation programme goes global

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From Airport World The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme now covers every region of the globe after it was announced at the 23rd ACI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Annual Conference and General Assembly in Cancun last week it was to be extended to airports in Latin America and the Caribbean. The news comes ahead of […]

iNews Briefs

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Cayman Prep is top in KPMG Brain Bowl The students from Cayman Prep came out top after winning every round of the Jeopardy-style KPMG Brain Bowl. Teams of four youngsters from nine schools faced off in an elimination competition this week as they fielded brain-testing questions. Cayman International School came second and Grace Christian Academy […]

MoneyGram Joins CONCACAF Champions League as the Global Money Transfer Sponsor

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MoneyGram Golden Boot to Be Awarded in April to the Tournament’s Leading Scorer Miami (Monday, March 10, 2014) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and its commercial partnership agency, Traffic Sports, announced today that MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company and payment services company, is a sponsor of the […]