Many Latin American countries have turned to Conditional Cash Transfer policies (CCTs) as a way to combat rampant inequality and poverty. The premise is simple: give poor families small sums of cash as long as they keep their kids in school, get them vaccinated, and seek regular medical checkups for children and mothers.
Lorena Peña’s proposed reform comes at an inopportune time, and will face strong public opposition from pro-life organizations and the Church.
International pressure and shifting global norms may encourage Latin American governments to make urban development more inclusive and peaceful.
Judging by the content of the deal, the political entities involved and the region’s geopolitical history, Santos’ peace was doomed to fail.
The app Grindr was meant to be a safe space for Gay and Bisexual men, but its technological limitations have made it a tool to target LGBTQ communities. Nico Hines’ report in the Rio Olympic Village shows how this enabled irresponsible journalism.
Women in Latin America face strong obstacles to realizing reproductive rights.