Latin America

Latin American growth predicted to slow down due to economic crisis – UN report

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will slow down next year due to the sluggish performance of the world economy and uncertainty and volatility of financial markets, warns a United Nations report released today.

Latin American poverty levels fall to lowest in two decades, UN report finds

Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending levels as one of the key factors that has allowed the continent to continue to grow despite the global economic crisis.

Environmental and economic reforms needed for Latin American development, UN hears

Four Latin American countries have called for environmental and economic reforms to ensure growth in their region during the General Assembly’s annual general debate.

Violent crime threatens development in Latin America and Caribbean – UN

High levels of crime and insecurity continue to pose a challenge to social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean, despite steady improvements in governance over the past two decades, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has warned.

UN chief to embark on four-nation Latin America visit this week

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart New York on Friday for a week-long trip that will take the United Nations chief to Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, the world body announced today.