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LATIN AMERICA: UN economic commission encourages examination of basic income

The UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has acknowledged the need for its member states to investigate a basic income guarantee. ECLAC makes its recommendation in its position document Horizons 2030: Equality at the Center of the Sustainable Development, released in May at the thirty-sixth session of ECLAC.

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Lena Lavinas, “21st Century Welfare"

Summary: Latin America as laboratory for conditional cash transfers, fast becoming the hegemonic social-protection paradigm for the Global South. In a comparative survey, Lena Lavinas reveals the CCT model as a strategy for the financialization—not abolition—of poverty. The conclusion of the article compares CCTs to UCTs (Unconditional Cash Transfers). Lena Lavinas, “21st Century Welfare,” New Left Review Vol. 84, November/December

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