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Venezuelan refugees and migrants struggle to survive in Latin America and the Caribbean

New York: The spiraling cost of living, fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, and high unemployment rates, have made it difficult for many Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean to rebuild their lives and integrate into society, a UN report issued on Wednesday has revealed.

China slowly undercutting US influence in Latin America: Reports

Beijing: Analysts believe China stands to secure prized natural resources while vying with the United States for allies through five potential new trade deals with countries in Latin America, media reports said.

Hunger in Latin America: Whole continent is on the move, warns WFP

New York: Ever greater numbers of vulnerable people are risking their lives on dangerous migration routes in Latin America, forced to move by the global food security crisis that’s been made worse by spiralling inflation linked to the war in Ukraine, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Slow road to jobs recovery for Latin America and the Caribbean

New York: The labour market in Latin America and the Caribbean faces a slow recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for “active macro policies” and other measures to promote sustainable development alongside getting people back into the workforce.

Address ‘unprecedented’ impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres

New York: As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a “hotspot of the pandemic”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy initiative on how best to recover in a region already embroiled in poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality.  

Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic

New York/IBNS: Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to projections released on Thursday by the World Food Programme (WFP).

Universal basic income the right prescription for Latin America & Caribbean – UN report

New York/IBNS: A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) unveiled on Tuesday, proposes that governments ensure immediate temporary cash transfers to help millions of people struggling to meet basic needs, as the massive fallout from COVID-19 ripples across the region’s economies.

UN spotlights ‘explosive’ obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean

New York/IBNS: Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday.

More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show

New York/IBNS: More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth in female labour force participation, according to new data published by the United Nations on Monday.

After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

New York, Nov 22 (IBNS): For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”

Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional population - are obese or overweight, representing the biggest  threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.

Economy on a steady rise in Latin America and Caribbean region ‘despite international turbulence’ – UN report

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Amid external uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by an average of 1.5 per cent this year, thanks to a rebound in private consumption and a slight increase in investment, according to a United Nations flagship report issued on Thursday.

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history.

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday.

Hailing regional efforts, senior UN official urges Latin America and the Caribbean to continue to protect people on the move

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): Recognizing Latin American and Caribbean countries as “pioneers” in the protection of refugees and asylum seekers, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the region to bolster its standards even further given the global increase in number of people being driven from their homes.