NGOs in Latin America

Shaping the future?
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean face massive challenges over the next five-to-10 years.... Read More
There is no single universally accepted estimate of the number of NGOs active in Latin America, and no single taxonomy of the different types of NGO.... Read More
One interesting example of the positive role that NGOs can play, and the way they can interact with other political institutions, was given by the introduction of a tax on high sugar-content soft drinks in Mexico, which came into force in the country in January 2014.... Read More
The argument in favour of NGOs is that they may be able to change the world for the better, or, at least, to play a significant role in protecting it.... Read More
An important development in the various Amazon environmental protection campaigns has been the growing ability of activists to identify, understand, and track global commodity or value-added chains.... Read More
In many ways the election of Jair Bolsonaro, a climate-change sceptic and far right-wing nationalist, as president of Brazil for the 2019-2023 term in office was a fundamental challenge to most Brazilian NGOs, and specifically to those campaigning for increased environmental protections.... Read More
On 12 January, 2010 Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake that killed well over 100,000 people and affected the lives of at least 3m.... Read More
Home grown NGOs also encountered difficulties as they grew or adjusted to changing circumstances.... Read More
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) a veteran politician of the Mexican left, took office on 1 December 2018, at the start of a six-year term.... Read More
As has been seen, there are reasons to believe that a strong and vibrant civil society is positive for democracies in Latin America.... Read More
An important question concerns the role that NGOs may be able to play in a situation where citizens are losing confidence in democracy and democratic institutions.... Read More
NGOs operating in Latin America are so numerous and so diverse that it is difficult to arrive at conclusions that are applicable across countries and very different types of organisations, issues, and campaigns.... Read More

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