Findings from the UNDP’s new Gender Social Norms Index suggest the glass ceiling is not made of glass, but of bias and prejudice against women. In the Western Hemisphere, this bias is prevalent in 80 percent of the population.
On January 23, Transparency International released the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index that measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption across 180 countries. Unfortunately, Latin America and the Caribbean made little-to-no progress.
The World Bank released growth projections for Latin America and the Caribbean’s economies. The region’s outlook is positive but could waver if U.S.-China trade tensions re-escalate, among other risks.
More than half of all citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean think corruption is getting worse in their country. But a majority also believe that ordinary people can make a difference in eradicating the region’s most pervasive issue.
On September 1, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) delivered his first summary of the country address. But AMLO’s Fourth Transformation—an ambitious political project to transform Mexico—seems to be falling short in addressing the country’s challenges, both nationally and internationally.