Monday, September 20, 2021
Colombian-grown flowers decorate weddings and parties around the world. But the industry, whose sales are hard hit by Covid-19, conceals grim levels of inequality.

Brazil on the global stage

Lamia Qualalou, a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, looks at Lula's ambitions for Brazil on the global stage.
Interview with Franco Lagos. In 2015 a group of Honduran researchers and activists founded the Clementina Suárez Popular University. This was the idea of Pavel and Lester Nuñez. They created a popular and inclusive space, open to all sectors of Honduran society. This was something unprecedented in Central America. Interview conducted for Edition 131 of Caribe Nuestro, published September 2017.
President Lula lifted millions of Brazilians out of extreme poverty and at the heart of his social policies was Bolsa Familia, his family grant scheme that has been much praised abroad. But how key a role was actually played by Bolsa Familia?

Bulletin 8 February 2010

 Costa Rica elects first woman president ♦ Venezuela: Chávez expropriates landmark buildings ♦ Argentina: former President has emergency heart operation ♦ Brazil: interest rates set to go up ♦ Colombia: forest fires threaten nat
The President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, spoke to the country via a nationwide radio and TV link-up to make important announcements concerning education. Video: Government of Chile. July 5 2011 (in Spanish).
A new book by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano illustrates human potential through poems, tales, histories and observation.
In December 2008, Bolivia was declared to be 'free from illiteracy' - the third country to do so in Latin American and the Caribbean after Cuba and Venezuela. Now Honduras is set to achieve the same landmark within the next ten months... This a
Promising improvements in the Human Development Index of the region but there is still great inequality says 20th Human Development Report released by the United Nations Development Programme.

Another Chile is Possible

Chilean students have long questioned the country's education system, decrying it for being commercial and elitist.

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