The European Crisis and its Possible Impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean

The crisis in Europe could affect Latin American and Caribbean economies through trade and finances. The scope and intensity of these effects will depend on the duration and magnitude of the European debt crisis.

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Demonstration in Madrid, Spain, 2010
Photo: Flickr, Olmovich

The Time for Latin America
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Colombia Advances Towards MDGs,
but Stark Regional Gaps Persist
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Ten of ECLAC's most recent documents and reports.

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Important events up to October 2010.
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Over 60% of Lands in Some Countries could be Degraded
by 2100

A large part of the region is suffering the loss of biological and economic productivity of its soil, or degradation. Its main causes are erosion due to deforestation, the over-exploitation of land in agriculture and contamination with chemical products. Climate change will only make it worse.

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  Student Lodgings Improve Access to Education in Bolivian Highlands
A programme of student lodgings has raised schooling in one of the poorest areas in the country by recovering an ancient Aymara custom to give one thousand children the chance to go to school. Read More>
  Measuring Social Spending is More than an Exercise in Accounting
Although the percentage of GDP allocated to social spending has consistently risen over the past 20 years everywhere in the region, the way in which indicators of social public spending are measured and the differences in concepts and coverage limit their use and comparability in the region.
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  Priorities Set for New Plan of Action for the Information Society
The III Ministerial Conference on the Information Society to be held in November in Lima will define a new plan of action for the region over the next five years. Read More>

How to Measure Social Cohesion in Latin America?
A new ECLAC book reviews the concepts and indicators used to measure social cohesion in the region, exploring the feasibility of including the environment and urban residential segregation in its measurement. Read More>