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China pushes 'new Silk Road' to Latin America
By , • 19 April 2019
'China's very much in the region to stay' When Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled what became known as the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, the massive infrastructure project was quickly dubbed the "New Silk…
Teen pregnancy in Latin America, photographed
By  • 6 April 2018
"It’s...going against a tide of cultural behavior that says not only is teen pregnancy okay, it’s kind of expected." Brooklyn-based photographer and writer Joey O'Loughlin has spent much of her two- [caption id="attachment_9184" align="alignleft" width="207"]…
Venezuela's teen pregnancy epidemic
By  • 5 April 2018
Around the world, rates of teen pregnancy have been dropping for decades. But in Latin America, rates of teenage motherhood remain stubbornly high. Today they’re about 36 percent higher than the global average. One country…
Haiti a test case on role of aid agencies
By  • 24 March 2016
Haiti's weak government overshadowed by robust NGO presence In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, relief money poured into Haiti – as did thousands of foreign aid organizations to help distribute it. Six years later,…
Gay rights in Latin America
By  • 28 May 2015
This summer, the United States Supreme Court will make a decision on whether to legalize same-sex marriage. But some countries in Latin America have already done that, with Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay being three that…
Social media fuels Latin America gay rights movement
By  • 28 May 2015
It can no longer be denied. Latin America, at least in the most urbanized and populated areas, is coming out. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay as well as some states in Mexico have already legalized gay…
Child sex trafficking scars Latin America
By  • 30 October 2014
From foreign tourists to local women, a diverse group exploits the region’s children. It was a local Colombian beauty queen who had recruited many of the boys and girls. To do so she had used…
The immigration debate
By  • 14 August 2014
This summer, President Obama has lobbied Congress to enact immigration reforms, with the hope of reducing illegal immigration and streamlining the process through which people move to the United States. Much of the discussion has…
Latin America — an opportunity China does not want to miss
By  • 5 December 2013
Around 500 Chinese entrepreneurs and 800 businesspeople from various countries met last month in Costa Rica to discuss the creation of business opportunities between China, Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). The small Central American…
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