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Wired to survive, not to learn

Wired to survive, not to learn

Aimee Verdisco Guest Author 12 abril 2017 Comments

What is the cost of violence? Start with the human toll. In Brazil, around 60,000 people are murdered each year, a figure that reaches 29/100,000 inhabitants and is the highest for any country not at war. Ten percent of all homicides in the world happen in Brazil. Add this to the economic costs. Brazil lost almost 4% of its GDP – about US$124 billion – to violence in 2014. This is more than six times the investment in the Bolsa Familia program. And while violence affects everyone, youth are the hardest hit. (más…)

5 key achievements in education for Latin America and the Caribbean

5 key achievements in education for Latin America and the Caribbean

Elena Arias Ortiz Valentina Martínez 16 marzo 2017 Comments

A quick glance at the front page of any major newspaper in the region for statistics to begin telling us a story about the reality we live in: how much did the economy grow or shrink, how many people voted for a candidate or how much was invested in a new infrastructure project. When it comes to education, however, neither data nor the reality they reveal are as easy to comprehend. What achievements do we find when we analyze the main education indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean? (más…)