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Latin America / The Caribbean
Progress in the fight against hunger
Region reaches goal of reducing undernourishment to less than a half.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Between vulnerability and resilience
Economic growth in the region does not guarantee decrease in inequality.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Remittance levels stagnate
Flow of money from immigrants to their native countries showed no change in 2013.
Majority of maternal deaths are avoidable
Three women die every day from complications in pregnancy, delivery and post-partum.
Latin America / The Caribbean
For a quality education
20 percent of female and male adolescents in the region do not receive secondary education.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Youth struggle between unemployment and informal jobs
Economic growth has not improved labor prospects for youth in the region.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Employment quality does not improve
Urban unemployment levels reach historic lows, but most jobs are informal and lack benefits.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Poverty reduction stops
New ECLAC report points out that 164 million people in the region live in poverty.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Gender gap is closing
Region reports progress concerning economical opportunities and political participation of women
Latin America / The Caribbean
Modern slavery prevails
More than a million people in the region live in slave-like conditions.
Dominican Republic
Support of small-scale farming is lagging behind
Government promotes agricultural export industry in the detriment of food production for local use.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Continued environmental degradation
Latin American nations top list of countries that contribute to the negative impact on the environment.
Latin America / The Caribbean
School feeding combats infant malnutrition
Programs promote local development through the purchase of food from family farming.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Fertility rate falls
Critical levels could be reached if the numbers of children per woman continues to decrease.
Latin America / The Caribbean
“Formalizing informal employment”
Some 100 million people in the region work without any sort of social protection.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Remittances remain stable
Money transfers increase slightly despite the European recession, with sub-regional differences, however.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Consumption continues to drive growth
Growth could be affected by global recession and weakening of external demand.
Latin America / The Caribbean
The South on the rise
The 2013 Human Development Report highlights the progress that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have made in reducing poverty.
Latin America / The Caribbean
Lower growth impacts poverty
Inflation in food prices affects the poorest. “2012 ended with positive signs for the region as far as economic growth for Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to 3.1 percent, well above the advanced economies”
Latin America / The Caribbean
Galloping corruption
Bribery, abuse of power and under-the-table agreements are common in the region.
Latinamerica Press / Noticias Aliadas
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