Ecuador: Communication Law, an outstanding debt

Tuesday 19 February 2013

One of the issues to be defined during the Presidential and legislative elections to take place February 17 is the Communication Law, which has not been adopted by the National Assembly, due to the tenacious opposition of the right wing and of the traditional information means.

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Costa Rica: The bitter taste of pineapple

Monday 18 February 2013

Costa Rica has an outward image of sustainable country, committed to the environment; but the inner reality is very different.

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Now Fully Justiciable at the International Level! The Optional Protocol on ESC Rights Comes into Force in May 2013

Monday 18 February 2013

Very soon, those who have experienced violations of economic, social and cultural rights will have a new opportunity to access justice. The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Optional Protocol), will allow individuals and groups to seek justice in an international forum if their rights – including adequate housing, food, water, sanitation, health, work, social security and education – are violated and their government fails to ensure access to an effective remedy at the national level.

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The Cuban economy facing an inter-regional Alliance

Monday 18 February 2013

The Cuban economic reform might design this year deeper changes, which will integrate the country, with stronger links, to its geographic region, Project which received the support by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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Report on the security of tenure will be presented on March 4 to the Human Rights Council

Monday 18 February 2013

The UN Special Rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, will present her new thematic report on the security tenure on March 4th, 2013, during the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council.

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Goool by Correa

Monday 18 February 2013

President Rafael Correa has been re-elected in the first round with a voting higher than 60 %, according to election exit polls done by CEDATOS and Opinión Pública Ecuador. According to preliminary data, Correa has won in all the provinces of Ecuador, followed by banker Guillermo Lasso, who obtained 21% of the votes.

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Nicaragua: the achievement of the MDG’s in danger

Friday 8 February 2013

The achievement of the MDGs in Nicaragua is in imminent danger due to the serious difficulties faced by virtue of several factors, such as low economic growth, increasing population demanding food and work, and growing corruption.

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UN-NGLS Civil Society Consultation for the High level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Tuesday 5 February 2013

The NGLS recently released their report on the results of the online civil society consultation for the High Level panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 134 organizations participated in the online consultation and their responses were compiled in the final report which will be presented to the High Level Panel in preparation for their meeting held in Monrovia, Liberia this past week.

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Chile: Progress towards the MDG’s and social demand unmet

Thursday 31 January 2013

Chile remains the Latin American country with the best performance in terms of achieving the goals of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the Millennium Government Network. Despite this level of achievement, which the report estimates at about one third of the target set for 2015, the deep social unrest massively expressed in the streets by Chilean society over the past two years regarding the state of public education and health, environmental depredation by large corporations and, above all, the obvious widening of the gap of inequality, raise questions about what this means in practice.

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Civil Society in Brussels pronounce themselves in view of the First Summit between the EU and Latin America and the Carribean States

Monday 28 January 2013

The Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC), the European Union (EU), and the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission have agreed in Santiago de Chile, the 26 and January 27, 2013, to renew and deepen their strategic partnership, under the theme: "Partnership for development: Promoting Investments of Social and Environmental Quality. "

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