L'Oreal invites us to strengthen self-esteem and fight harassment

Two women walking in the street
It is such a frequent phenomenon that it has come to be socially normalized and, in addition to the handling of complaints that leads to re-victimization, generates a minimum number of…

May Our Voice Be Used Conscientiously

woman talking
After several weeks of reflection, I am delighted to return to this space for conversation that will surely reach the right hands and minds.

Marketers must reflect on social media as a cause of social exclusion

Woman using smartphone beside bookshelf.
Social exclusion theory argues that individuals are susceptible to experiencing anxiety at the thought of being excluded from important social groups

The “opioid crisis” in Latin America is one of undertreatment and suffering

The situation in Latin America regarding access to and availability of opioids is still limited and is below 100 statistically defined daily doses

Puerto Rico Absurd Political Hurricane

Puerto Rican rapper Rene Juan Perez and Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio,  warm up the crowd in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol, before a protest march against governor Ricardo Rosello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Two years ago it was a hurricane - today it is a political storm that shakes the island with a population of about 3.2 million

Argentina appears to be choosing corrupt populism over tough needed changes

President Mauricio Macri
Macri depends on voters realizing they are not better off than when they first elected him, but that they are far better off than when Fernández de Kirchner was president

Mestizaje is a major source of racial attitudes in Latin America

Manos con distintos tonos de piel
Despite clues from ethnographic research, we lack nationally representative evidence on the general population’s feelings about mestizaje

Health is not a valid argument against raising the retirement age in Latin America

Hombre mayor sentado en una silla de madera
The nations that are experiencing the effects of demographic aging and its consequences turn to raise the retirement age attempting to maintain economic health

Latin America must listen to the people of Hong Kong’s message regarding extradition

A worker cleans up outside the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building in Hong Kong.
If most of the Constitutions of Latin American countries formerly explicitly prohibited the extradition of nationals and changes were made based on a historical circumstance relating to…

What is Latin America waiting for to stop looking north?

Bandera de Estados Unidos y mapa de Latinoamérica
In the face of new threats of mass deportation and the re-election campaign of the president who issues them, the region has more reasons to question its relationship with the United States

Venezuelan babies suffer the devastating consequences of the crisis

Hoja con las banderas de Venezuela y Colombia, seguido por una persona sosteniendo la mano de un bebé, y la bandera de Venezuela sobre estos.
Children born outside Venezuelan territory face serious problems when it comes to nationalizing and entering the health system

Latin America must enter the race for 5G technology

Camino a la tecnología 5G
Not only is it a matter of houses being smart, but the 5G network would increase the region's competitiveness to improve living conditions

No more politicized media!

For media not to censor, it is necessary to detach from any relationship with public leadership

Forests: a natural and economic resource that must be protected

In Latin America deforestation does not stop, and countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru have lost their primary reserves in a worrying percentage

Colombia: State institutions must ensure their credibility

Recent decisions by some Colombian institutions have generated a confrontation that threatens their own stability

Spanish hotel chain Sol Melia plans to build 20 new hotels in Brazil by 2005, Sol Melia South American Vice President Rui Manuel Oliveira said in an interview recently published.

Sol Melia opened six new hotels in Brazil last year and operates a total of 21.

The executive said Sol Melia had already signed deals with several construction companies, adding that the expansion project would require an investment of 600 million reais ($260 million).

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