Latin America

Latin American ministers gather at UN to tackle social impact of financial, food crises

The current financial crisis, coupled with volatile food and fuel prices, threatens to undo years of hard-earned growth, stability and human development in Latin America and cast millions more people into poverty, a continent-wide meeting at the United Nations was warned today.

Latin American youth experience widespread discrimination, UN study says

Over two-thirds of young people in Latin America feel they suffer discrimination, partly because so many are poor and under-educated, according to a report released today by the United Nations office for the region.