According to polls, about 32 percent of Costa Rica's 3 million eligible voters say they plan to abstain from casting ballots due to corruption, lack of leadership, and high unemployment.
Presidential candidate Xiomara Castro envisions a 'new Honduras,' recalling initiatives of her husband, ousted former President Manuel Zelaya, like convening a constitutional assembly.
For the second year, Americas Quarterly has ranked Latin American countries and the United States based on social inclusion, sifting through multiple data sets for 16 nations, including variables like access to education, housing, and employment, as well as basic political, civil, and human rights. Here are some of the highest and lowest ranking countries and emerging trends:
After the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, food and clothing labels have become a point of debate. A look at the faraway lives where opportunity and exploitation blur.
A lack of land rights for the poor fuels global hunger. With no ownership, land is poorly cultivated, and families subsist as day laborers or indentured servants. Giving land to the poor, especially women, allows them to grow food for their families and sell crops to pay for education.