The history of children and youth in Latin America
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- Globalisation Exacerbates Children's
- By Rey Rodriguez, IPS, 6 July 1998. Economic
globalisation has failed to reduce, and in some cases has
even exacerbated, the social ills plaguing children in
Latin America. The predominant economic model the
associated globalisation process accentuates the poor
distribution of income, poverty, and unequal access to
social services and food security.
- Millions of Minors in Virtual Slavery,
- By Pilar Franco, IPS, 19 February 1999. Child labour is
akin to slavery in several Latin American countries, but
abolition would push many families deeper into
- Against the Sexual Exploitation of
- By Raul Ronzoni, IPS, 18 March 1999. Specialists agree
that insufficient measures have been taken against the
growing problem of the sexual exploitation of children and
adolescents in Latin America.
- Some 20 million children have dropped out
of school to work
- EFE S.A., 12 November 1999. Nearly 20 million Latin
American children under 15 have dropped out of school to
go to work, mostly in informal and high risk jobs. ILO
campaign to reduce the exploitation of children.
- UNICEF Gives Latin America Mediocre
- By Diego Cevallos, IPS, 10 December 1999. Latin America
and the Caribbean are faltering in the treatment of their
190 million children and adolescents. Latin America gets
mid-level ranking regarding respect for children's