Latin America

Time to improve governance in labour migration in Latin America and Caribbean – UN

With migrant workers representing 64 per cent of the 232 million migrants in the world in 2015, it is urgent to deal “correctly” with labour migration by implementing good governance mechanisms, a United Nations report on these movements in Latin America and the Caribbean has warned.

Climate change “major” cause of displacement in Mexico: UN expert

Climate change is a major cause of displacement in Latin America, including in Mexico, a UN independent expert has said during a recent visit to Mexico City.

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UN-backed meeting on forced displacement crisis in Central America urges regional responsibility-sharing

With people fleeing violence in Central America in numbers not seen in more than 30 years, representatives from Governments, international organizations and civil society gathered for a United Nations-backed event on the issue in San José, Costa Rica, and agreed to enhance access to asylum and increase regional responsibility-sharing.

Latin America UNAIDS ambassador says “macho” gap needs closing

The “macho” gap in Latin America needs closing when it comes to human rights and equality for people living with HIV and AIDS.

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UN Gender Focus: LBTI people and High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

“Huge numbers” of LBTI people “killed and injured around the world”

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Equality centre of 2030 discussions in Latin America and Caribbean

The issue of equality is expected to be at the centre of discussions getting underway in Mexico between representatives of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Nuclear technique helps health professionals rapidly detect Zika

Medical professionals from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have been trained in a nuclear-derived technique that can quickly detect the Zika virus.

Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) can detect the virus within three hours.

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UN refugee agency warns of spike in asylum-seekers fleeing violence in Central America

The number of people fleeing violence in Central America has surged to levels not seen since the region was wracked by armed conflicts in the 1980s, the UN refugee agency warned today, urging action to ensure that unaccompanied children and others receive the protection which they are entitled to.

Local farm production in Latin America can create “virtuous cycle”

The local production of food in Latin America can create a “virtuous cycle” which will benefit farmers, the economy and help fight obesity in children; that’s according to the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at a rec

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IAEA using radiation to combat Zika virus

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is offering to help Brazil and other countries in the Americas reduce the mosquito population as part of the battle against Zika.

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