Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2012 provides valuable information for understanding global political and economic changes, but still has to be complemented with other information in order to understand citizen’s mood around Latin America, a region which is experimenting deep changes. In the case of Chile, which shows a very high BTI index, the party in government and the main opposition party get low approval rates. Some other paradoxes have emerged recently in the region.
New public policies for supporting amateur sportsmen had been reecently motive of public discussions in Argentina. Among them, a new tax on cell-phone users which led to the creation of a specific state agency (ENARD). Olympic Games were a new chapter in this debate about which policies are best for promoting sports.
Education in Argentina is reaching record high levels of public investment. Nonetheless, many families choose private schooling for their children. The relationship between the State and Teacher’s Unions is undergoing tensions which may delevop in the next few years. Which public policies could strengthen public schooling?
Argentina, a country of medium income, shows some figures of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) similar to an industrialized country. ¿Which public policies are starting to take into account this problem, which in some decades can be a threat for the whole Health System?
Abstract: Argentina’s Supreme Court has started to take action in the environment protection field. First, in order to enforce the process of cleaning of one of the most polluted rivers [...]
Abstract: The extension of the agriculture frontier in some countries of Latin America produces new political, social and enviromental tensions. Not only in Paraguay, where a New York Times correspondent [...]
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