inequality in latin america, latin american poverty, poverty, poverty reduction, united nations

MORE THAN HALF OF THE POPULATION OF LATIN AMERICA LIVE IN POVERTY (TRANSLATION)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warns that due to low world economic growth, the end of the basic commodities super cycle, greater inflationary pressure and a reduction in the capacity to create employment, ¨poverty reduction in the region has stalled since 2012 and destitution shows signs of a […]

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

CUICUILCO

Cuicuilco is a lesser known archaeological site in the south of Mexico City.  It is probably the oldest prehispanic settlement site in the Valley of Mexico.  It covers only quite a small area and you probably only need an hour or so to have a pretty good look around.  Metrobus station Villa Olimpica on Avenida Insurgentes […]

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BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets […]

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ECUADOR, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTH AMERICA

POSTCARD FROM QUITO

Latin America boasts innumerable beautiful colonial cities.  Cartagena is spectacular.  Panama City has a dilapidated charm.  Havana is a grand old dame.  The list goes on. The historic core of Quito, Ecudaor’s high altitude capital, is as beautiful as any. Plazas -grand and quaint.  Ornate churches.  Striking monuments.  Winding steep cobbled streets.  They are all […]

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