Topic: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Maids, parking valets, and other domestic workers push back against ill treatment in 'the world's most unequal region.'
Thanks in part to soybeans and iron ore, cars, and coffee, Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth largest economy - though there are some clouds on the horizon.
12/27/2011 02:48 pm
Peru's new President Ollanta Humala is a former Army officer who once led a rebellion. He faces the task of maintaining rapid economic growth while diffusing growing social unrest.
07/28/2011 11:13 am
Brazil just launched a new, multibillion-dollar program to aid the 16 million Brazilians still living in extreme poverty. The program is the latest in an effort across Latin America to stamp out poverty.
07/07/2011 12:20 pm
Although 56 million households have joined Latin America's middle class, many lack the benefits and job security to ensure stability.
05/20/2011 05:10 pm
Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.
12/28/2010 02:17 pm
Venezuela President Hugo Chávez severed ties after Colombia accused its neighbor of harboring Marxist guerrillas of the FARC rebel group. UN and Latin American leaders are calling for dialogue and restraint.
07/22/2010 07:24 pm
A lost generation is emerging as unemployment soars among Latin America youths. Nearly 20 percent are neither studying nor looking for jobs.
03/12/2010 04:03 pm
Commodities-hungry China is pulling Brazil, Chile, and others out of recession. But Mexico and Central America, dependent on US sales, are lagging.
10/27/2009 01:00 am
As America became distracted by the war on terror after 9/11, the region sought other partners.
04/18/2009 01:00 am