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Hunger diminishes but inequality remains, while governments support big producers at expense of small farmers

27 November 2012
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Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that has made most progress in the reduction of hunger over the last 20 years, according to a new report from the UN Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO). The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 says that the percentage of those suffering hunger in the region has dropped from 14.6 per cent in 1990-2 to 8.3 per cent. Brazil and Peru have seen the …

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GlaxoSmithKline to support extension of Pro Mujer’s health services to five Latin American countries

27 November 2012
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Pro Mujer, which provides women in Latin America with vital financial, health and human development services that are typically out of reach, has received a grant of US$575,000 from GlaxoSmithKline to fund a three-year, five-country partnership. As well as supporting the standardization of Pro Mujer’s health services, it will fund the organization’s expansion in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Pro Mujer’s health services focus on reducing the five chronic diseases that afflict women living …

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Central America and Caribbean to benefit from small business funding pilots

27 November 2012
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A number of organizations either based in or working in the Latin American and Caribbean region are to receive grants from the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) as part of an initiative to stimulate small businesses in emerging markets. The so-called Arigidius-ANDE Finance Challenge (AAFC), sponsored by both the Argidius Foundation and ANDE, has awarded grants of €200,000 (US$260,000) to five pilot projects, four of which operate in either Central America or the Caribbean: …

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‘Necessary change’ for Latin American CSOs likely to prove a difficult one

27 November 2012
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As international funding from foundations and bilateral agencies has dramatically decreased and continues to do so, civil society organizations in Latin America need to look to contracts with local and national governments and to collaborative ventures with company CSR strands in order to generate the resources they need to continue their work. This was the general conclusion of one of the most crucial sessions at the XI Ibero-American Meeting of Civil Society held in Madrid …

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Ashoka Mexico launches 25 ‘propositions’ to celebrate quarter century

27 November 2012
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In order to mark its 25th anniversary, Ashoka Mexico is promoting 25 themes for significant social change in Mexico and …

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GIFE publishes guidelines for non-profit investments in Portuguese

27 November 2012
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GIFE has just published a Portuguese translation of a code of conduct for those responsible for investing the funds of …

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‘Tree-hugging granola eaters’? Forum ponders how to bring impact investing to mainstream investors

27 July 2012
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Almost everyone agrees that impact investing is growing, but few seem to agree on how to bring it to more …

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Instituto Ayrton Senna wins BNP Paribas philanthropy award

27 July 2012
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Viviane Senna Da Silva Lalli received the Grand Prix on behalf of the Institute Ayrton Senna, of which she is …

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Report finds ‘Sector 2½’ growing in Colombia

27 July 2012
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The corporate foundation sector in Colombia is young and relatively thriving, according to a recent study funded in part by …

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Taking in laundry as a way of improving prospects

27 July 2012
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Argentine NGO Voluntario Global has launched a project in Buenos Aires that helps train and educate disadvantaged young people through …

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Citibank Nicaragua launches programme to support disadvantaged women

27 July 2012
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As part of a month-long set of festivities celebrating mothers, Citibank Nicaragua launched in June a programme that offers clients …

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Upcoming Latin America Conferences

27 July 2012
Alliance magazine

The Social Enterprise World Forum will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 16-18 October 2012. Further details can …

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From recipient to donor – Brazil’s experience gives special insight to its aid programme

25 April 2012
Alliance magazine

The Brazilian government is stepping up South-South aid, confirming its status as a donor, rather than recipient, country. The United …