In Haiti, more than 60 percent of pregnant women deliver at home with a matron (a traditional birth attendant).

Jimena Llopis, Emilie Bernadette Perge |

At present, more than 70 countries in the world criminalize homosexuality and condemn with imprisonment sexual acts between people of the same sex. What solutions can be provided to solve these…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Key achievements and prospective issues LAC concentrates only 2.3%of the total worldwide HIV/AIDS burden, landing in fourth place after Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and the…

Fernando Lavadenz |

In Jamaica, widespread violence constitutes a serious development challenge that affects men and women across generations. Young men and women are particularly at risk of experiencing violence,…

Jonna Lundwall, Sara Van Wie |

Municipality of Guatapé in Colombia. Photo - Adrienne Hathaway / World Bank Over the last 25 years, the relevance of local governments (states, provinces, municipalities, etc.) in Latin America…

Arturo Herrera Gutierrez |

Probably, Mafalda - an Argentinean comic book character - was right when she said that "the urgent things do not leave time for the important things". However, it is necessary that, in…

Ignacio Apella |

Five years after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti’s capital and nearby towns on January 12, 2010, killing up to 230, 000 people, the country continues to rebuild and the Haitian people show…

Isabelle Schaefer, Christelle Chapoy |

Co-Authors: Aleksandra Iwulska, Javier Eduardo Báez and Alan Fuchs In April this year the Dominican Republic borrowed 1.25 billion US dollars on international markets in 30-year bonds. The DR is…

Miguel Eduardo Sánchez |

También disponible en español Today is No Tobacco Day, a moment in time when we’re supposed to remind ourselves of the many evils smoking brings upon us both as individuals and as member of…

Joana Godinho |