Sunday, July 21, 2024


Heads of State of Latin America and the Caribbean and international organizations call for a commitment to learning recovery across the region

The significant loss of learning during COVID-19 school closures in Latin America and the Caribbean is now putting millions of children at risk of dropping out of school, the World Bank, the Inter-American Dialogue, UNESCO and UNICEF warned during an event streamed live worldwide on June 2, 2022. 

UNESCO Transcultura launches a call to bring young Caribbean hip-hop artists to Europe

The Programme Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity, implemented by UNESCO and funded by the European Union, has joined hands with the Goethe Institute and the Centre for InterAmerican Studies at the Bielefeld University in Berlin to strengthen the international market exposure of Caribbean hip-hop artists. To this end, it has launched a call to sponsor the participation of up to three music projects of the genre in the International Festival and Symposium "Re-inventing Europe from the Caribbean. Urban Cultures, Translocal Identities and Social Movements in the Black Atlantic", which will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 28 to 31 July 2022. 

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities is Crucial for the Sustainable Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

Approximately 85 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean have some type of disability, accounting for 14.7 percent of the total population, according to a new World Bank report. The report discusses the physical and legal barriers of persons with disabilities and the need to further efforts for the inclusion of this group to build a more prosperous, resilient future. According to global data, the exclusion of persons with disabilities may represent a loss of a country’s GDP ranging from 3 to 7 percent.

PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Region is experiencing a new epidemic cycle that mostly affects children under the age of 15. PAHO urges communities to eliminate Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, which is the most effective way of controlling the disease.

Belizean Renee Woods promoted to oversee American’s ticket sales centers in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean

In this role she will oversee revenue generation and performance for American’s 42 Ticket Sales Centers in the region.

ACP States Reassert Strong Commitment to Belize’s Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty

The 108th Session of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers concluded today by adopting a Resolution that reasserts the 79 ACP States’ unflinching commitment to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Belize in the context of Guatemala’s claim.

Belize’s neighbouring countries affected by natural disasters

As response teams continue providing aid to the affected areas, our sincere condolences to all those affected by these natural disasters.

Two Tropical Waves being monitored in the Caribbean

Two Tropical Waves entering the Atlantic Basin are keeping meteorologist on high alert.