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Social Inclusion & Development

Why do we tolerate a gap in leadership on women’s rights?

In response to accords to establish a lower monthly minimum wage of 1,500 quetzales ($196.6) in the Guatemalan municipalities of Estanzuela, Masagua, San Augustine and Guastatoya, protesters blocked at least 22 roads in various parts of the country, including border areas and major highways.

At the end of the day, exploiting fear may bring political gain in the short term, but it is not a policy.  Freedom and security must never be a zero-sum game in a democracy.

This week’s likely top stories: Peru’s allegations against Chile threaten relations; Panama to address conflict over Barro Blanco; Guatemala and Honduras to eliminate customs duties; São Paulo grapples with drought; Caracas Mayor to appeal conspiracy charges.

For years, the Indigenous Warao relied on "El Bote," the landfill in Cambalache, Venezuela for their livelihood. View a slideshow of "El Bote" to learn more.
The life-and-death struggle of Indigenous Tenharim to preserve their land and their resources.

The president has an opportunity to reward and incentivize immigrant entrepreneurship. By protecting millions of immigrant consumers, he would also give a boost to local businesses by supporting the buying power of the immigrant community.

Although no case of Ebola has been confirmed in the region, Latin America and Caribbean leaders are already taking steps towards prevention.

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