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Gap between rich and poor narrowing in Latin America

In its decade of implementation 'Bolsa Familia' has managed to reduce poverty by half in Brazil (from 9.7% to 4.3%) File Photo: Mariana Ceratti/World Bank

While the gap between rich and poor people is widest in Latin America, it's the only region of the world where the gap is actually narrowing. That's according to Nora Lustig, a Latin…

4 Sep 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 03 September 2015 (PM)

Ban Ki-moon speaks to the press. UN File Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN Secretary-General on resignation of Guatemala President The UN Secretary-General has appealed to authorities and all sectors in Guatemala to…

3 Sep 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 03 September 2015 (AM)

China Commemorates 70th Anniversary of World War II. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN Secretary-General in China China has been commended by the United Nations Secretary-General for its "strong commitment" to multilateralism…

3 Sep 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 02 September 2015 (AM)

Ján Kubiš, Head of Afghanistan Mission.  File Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

A call to protect journalists operating in ISIS-controlled areas of Iraq The killing, intimidation and harassment of journalists in…

2 Sep 2015 / Listen /
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