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Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. Guatemalans of every age, class and ethnicity confront violence daily in every part of the national territory. According to statistics kept by the police and the human rights ombudsman,
Research on how the interactions between and among institutions can affect developing countries' ability to implement regulatory goals and reforms will shed light on the neglected field of law and development. It will also develop a deeper
New research will help indigenous peoples in Latin America tackle the inequity, racial discrimination, and other barriers they face in accessing their right to health care.
Geographic and language barriers, combined with ethnic and
Population-wide salt reduction initiatives which target sodium levels in foods and consumer education have the potential to reduce salt intake across all population sectors and improve cardiovascular health outcomes. This project aims to produce
The services sector is increasingly important to the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, but productivity remains relatively low. Boosting innovation in services will be central to improving the performance of this sector and the economy
Development luminaries like Jeffrey Sachs and Muhammad Yunus espouse the importance of broadband networks for promoting development. But where's the evidence to support the theory?
Despite a strong national and regional push to expand
The emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases affecting Brazil today result from complex interactions between natural and human systems. Zoonotic diseases such as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, rabies and leishmaniasis for example emerged as humans
Across South America, tobacco use remains high among children and adults. New research will explore the benefits and limitations of tobacco pricing and tax strategies on reducing tobacco use in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.
Science, technology, and innovation (STI) systems in Latin America and the Caribbean offer opportunities to share knowledge and forge linkages within the region. This project will allow researchers to explore two critical themes in STI in the
Peru is experiencing a rapid rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Cardiovascular disease and cancers are among the five leading causes of premature death and disease in Peru. Researchers will examine whether television exposure increases