Tag Archives: Latin America

Chile: International Colloquium – Universal Basic Income: A new perspective for Latin America?

The Law School at the Universidad Austral de Chile (Sede Puerto Montt) is hosting an international colloquium on “La Renta Basica Universal ¿un nuevo enfoque para Latinoamérica?” (Universal Basic Income: A new perspective for Latin America?) on the 30th October 2019. Featuring participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay, the workshop provides an overview of how the basic

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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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