Uruguay: First to Ratify Domestic Workers Convention (New York) – Uruguay’s move to be the first country to ratify the international Domestic Workers Convention brings long overdue protections closer to reality for millions of women and girls worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today.
"Chile in the Streets" by Ricardo Lagos Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph SANTIAGO – Almost everywhere I have traveled in recent months, I have been asked the same question: Why are Chile’s students and their families protesting?
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As Sri Lanka makes its way from a post-war phase to a post-conflict phase, the potential, the challenges and the successes are worthy of reflection. The aim of this article is to highlight the key progress and successes that have been made within the country, irrespective of the actors involved, to tell of the hope that has dawned for the future of both the nation and its peoples. There are challenges that remain to be addressed, lacunae that beg to be filled: these are addressed constructively, with the objective of fostering both national and international discourse on Sri Lanka. Nation-building in Sri Lanka: the potential and the promise
Some regional leaders say it could bring peace and much-needed tax revenue, but both they and supporters of the drug war are missing the real problem. Should Central America Legalize Drugs? - Ralph Espach - International
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America's longest running war -- the one against drugs -- came in for abuse this weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The abuse is deserved. The Narco State - By Charles Kenny
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Latin American Drug Traffickers Turn to Cults for Comfort
Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph MEXICO CITY – For Latin America, 2011 was, in Frank Sinatra’s terms, a very good year – and 2012 doesn’t look like being so bad either. Good Times Down Latin America’s Way - Jorge G. Castañeda - Project Syndicate
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Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph SANTIAGO – On matters of sex, the citizens of mostly Roman Catholic Latin America often proclaim one thing and practice something very different. Latin America’s Monetary-Policy Test - Andrés Velasco - Project Syndicate
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Southern Resilience - Paulo M. Levy - Project Syndicate Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph RIO DE JANEIRO – Latin America’s resilience in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis has been remarkable, especially when compared to the region’s performance in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Foreign Affairs Focus On: Latin America With Christopher Sabatini
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The Land of Too Many Summits - By Christopher Sabatini
At Summit of the Americas, Washington Looks Behind the Times
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