Barriers to the labour market revealed as key cause of growing poverty

Children, indigenous communities and people of Afro descent are among the categories of people worst hit my extreme poverty levels, studies have revealed. It adds to concerns that inequality is on the rise across the continent, and governments appear to be doing little to improve the situation. Patricia Santiaga, 30 years, is one of the

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

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

Ecuadorian authorities to investigate kidnapping in Mexico

Ecuadorian authorities have reportedly been working with Mexican counterparts following the rescue of an Ecuadorian citizen who had been kidnapped after trying to cross into the United States. The Ecuadorian ambassador has requested that Mexican authorities look after the security of the rescued migrant whilst the investigation between the countries, as well as Central American