According to a recent U.N. report, climate change will cause more frequent and severe droughts in the Caribbean and its seven water-stressed countries. That will affect agriculture, with the risk of food shortages. In an email interview, Carlos Fuller discusses the region’s climate change policy.
In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss Central America’s “other” migrant crisis, U.S. military engagement in Africa, and reforming WHO funding. For the Report, Eric Farnsworth joins us to explore Obama’s approach to Latin America.
Protesters have taken to the streets in Chile to demand that the country’s pension system, which was privatized in 1981 during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, be reformed or scrapped all together. In an email interview, Jennifer Pribble discusses Chile’s pension system and the prospects for reform.