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Unemployment Could Fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean Despite Limited Job Creation

  Human Wrongs Watch Santiago, 15 October 2014 (ILO)* — The unfavorable evolution of the economy in Latin America and the Caribbean during the second half of 2014 will not prevent regional urban unemployment from decreasing slightly this year to 6.0% or 6.1%, from the 6.2% recorded in 2013, according to ECLAC and ILO. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Internati ...

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The crisis and its challenges in Europe and South America – Part One

Viewed from Europe, the crisis seems global and the future bleak, but at world level: are things really that way? Are there countries or even continents living in a different situation, with certain optimism, offering alternative experiences, views and reasons for hope? South America could be the case in this sense. We talked about this issue with Guillermo Sullings, economist for the Argentine Humanist Par ...

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Unasur is creating a “bank of prices for medicines” and a roadmap to produce them in the region

The General Secretary of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur in Spanish), Ernesto Samper, and the director of the South American Institute of Governance in Health (ISAGS), José Gomes Temporao signed these two commitments. The implementation of these commitments that were signed today in Quito will require an investment of $ 300,000, which will come from the "Common Initiatives Fund” we have in UNASU ...

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Evo Morales wins 3rd term as Bolivian President according to exit polls: some reactions

"La Paz, Bolivia (CNN) -- Incumbent Evo Morales declared victory in Bolivia's presidential vote Sunday. Official results have not been announced, but a national exit poll placed Morales in the lead with 61% of the votes. Victory would mean Morales, of the Movement for Socialism party, would lead the country until 2020 in his third consecutive term as President." BBC "Bolivia election: Leaders congratulate M ...

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Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Words of Tomas Hirsch at the Providencia Forum in Santiago de Chile, seeking peaceful ways to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict "Good afternoon to everyone. To begin, I want to clarify where I am coming from: I am speaking from the point of view of Universalist Humanism. Its main points are: 1. Placing the human being as the central value and concern, so that there is nothing above the human being an ...

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Presidential Elections in Bolivia Going On Without Incidents

Caracas, 12 Oct (Prensa Latina) There are 650 Bolivian voters who a residents in Venezuela which is one of the 33 countries were Bolivians will be voting today. This will be the first time were Bolivians will have the right to vote from other countries which means that since yesterday they have been voting in Japan and China because of the different timing according to the representative of the Election Sup ...

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Brazil’s SUPERSIMPLES — a “Simple” Path to Formal Employment

Human Wrongs Watch In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.     Brasilia,  09 October 2014 (ILO News*) — Wilker Barbosa is the owner of Eventhus Buffett, a small business i ...

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Brazil’s SUPERSIMPLES — a “Simple” Path to Formal Employment

  Human Wrongs Watch In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment. Brasilia,  09 October 2014 (ILO News*) — Wilker Barbosa is the owner of Eventhus Buffett, a small business in Brasi ...

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Argentina may receive financing due to its advances in social inclusion

The World Bank highlighted Argentina´s advances in health coverage and in its 2014 Report placed it in a list of nations entitled to “receive financing”. In the report, the Bank placed in value the Nacer and Sumar Plans, and regarding its results it pointed out that “a thorough investigation conducted showed that the program was a big success”. It added that through these policies the number of pregnant wom ...

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IMF warned about global consequences of vulture funds actions on Argentina

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned about the global consequences of the vulture funds’ actions against Argentina, regarding the future sovereign debt restructuring. It also called to define “more efficient contract realms.” In the report named “From stability to a sustainable growth,” the multilateral credit body held that “the present litigation against Argentina could have general implications f ...

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