Over two millions births in Latin America to mothers under the age of 15, according to NGO studies

There are roughly 66.5 births to teenage mothers out of every thousand in Latin America, which is considerably higher than the global average of 46 births. This statistic has been brought to light through a number of studies across the Latin American region which has since been identified as having the highest amount of teenage pregnancies in

As Peru’s glaciers melt, water crisis awaits

In Peru’s desert, ripe blueberries are blooming in the sand. Its mountain communities, however, are living under a ticking time bomb as the threat of glacial lake flooding looms from uphill. With the climate spinning out of control, the impact of the melting ice is palpable across the country. But what will happen when most

Backlash across Latin America following suggestion of military intervention in Venezuela

In response to a statement made on Friday by the director of the Organisation of American States (OAS) which suggested that military action could be taken against Venezuela, 10 governments have since come forward to refuse to participate in a military intervention. The 10 countries are part of 14 associated within the Lima Group, which

Peru’s colonial town, Arequipa, is world’s third most vulnerable to volcanic activity

Being surrounded by three volcanoes gives Arequipa a stunning backdrop that could rival any city in the world in terms of beauty. But it also makes it one of the world’s most vulnerable cities, according to a new study. Findings from Peru’s Institute of Geology, Mining and Extraction (Ingemmet) show that Arequipa ranks third in

New project supports Andean communities with climate change and water shortages

A new project focusing on clean water and climate change will be rolled out in the Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. The project, known as AICCA, is being carried out by the Committee for Sustainable Development in the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN) and has the support of the Bank of Latin American Development