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07 Aug 2018 description
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Por Daniel Gutman

BUENOS AIRES, 7 ago 2018 (IPS) - Como lo ha hecho a lo largo de su historia, Argentina ha recibido en los últimos años un gran número de inmigrantes. La mayoría se instala en Buenos Aires y no logra insertarse en el mercado formal del trabajo.

Ahora, el director nacional de Migraciones, Horacio García, dice que esta realidad no le sirve al país ni a los migrantes y que llegó el momento de orientarlos hacia el interior, de acuerdo a la demanda laboral.

28 Jul 2018 description
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By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 2018 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

The sex trade ring that preys on migrants was dismantled by police in Peru on Jul. 4. Three of the women were minors.

13 Jun 2018 description
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This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

SANTIAGO, Jun 13 2018 (IPS) - Consumers can be allies in curbing desertification in Latin America, where different initiatives are being promoted to curtail it, such as sustainable land management, progress towards neutrality in land degradation or the incorporation of the bioeconomy.

02 Feb 2018 description
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By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 2 2018 (IPS) - The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela’s political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main driving factors behind the recent waves of immigration to Brazil.

The largest and most populous Latin American country is no longer the major recipient of immigrants that it was until the mid-twentieth century, which gave it its well-known ethnic and cultural diversity, with large European, Arab and Asian inflows.

14 Dec 2017 description
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Este es un artículo de opinión de Federica Damiani, oficial del Programa de Campo de la Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe.

SANTIAGO, 14 dic 2017 (IPS) - Nuevas cifras muestran que el hambre creció en América Latina y el Caribe por primera vez desde que la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) mide la subalimentación.

25 Oct 2017 description
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MÉXICO, 24 oct 2017 (IPS) - Difíciles de medir y desiguales en sus alcances son los avances que exhibirán los países de América Latina, respecto a sus compromisos voluntarios de reducción de emisiones contaminantes, durante la cumbre climática que acogerá en noviembre la ciudad alemana de Bonn.

Las llamadas contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional (NDC, en inglés) se consideran en conjunto insuficientes para la meta de estabilizar el aumento de la temperatura planetaria a dos grados centígrados.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

13 Oct 2017 description
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By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet’s wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

05 Jan 2016 description
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By Fabiana Frayssinet

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 4 2016 (IPS) - The flooding that has affected four South American countries has underscored the need for an integrated approach to addressing the causes and effects of climate change.

Above and beyond joint emergency response plans, global warming poses common problems like deforestation and the management of shared rivers.

Some 180,000 people have been evacuated since the worst flooding in years hit the region over the year-end holidays.

25 Sep 2015 description
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BOGOTÁ, 24 sep 2015 (IPS) - En el cubrimiento de la guerra colombiana -de origen social, pero cruzada por el narcotráfico y financiada por él-, se aprende que una “ruta de la droga” es una cadena de funcionarios corruptos, civiles o uniformados, que permiten pasar narcóticos por puestos de control o territorios que están bajo su responsabilidad.

Lo mismo aplica para el contrabando.

15 Jul 2015 description
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MONTEVIDEO , Jul 14 2015 (IPS) - The countries of Latin America have partially met the Millennium Development Goal referring to the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to the UNAIDS report on the global epidemic released Tuesday.

18 Sep 2014 description
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By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food security and has become the region with the largest number of countries to have reached the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people.

25 Jun 2013 description
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By Humberto Márquez

Sudden torrential rains, a phenomenon associated with climate change, cause a heightened risk of flooding and landslides in the densely populated communities on the outskirts of Caracas.

CARACAS, Jun 25 2013 (IPS) - “The river is reclaiming its place, the water has risen up to here,” says Ana Polanco, crouching down to hold her hand high above her head in the little tin house she shares with her children in El Hueco, one of the communities on the east side of the Venezuelan capital besieged by the polluted and deceptively calm Guaire River.