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Left-winging it on the right to life

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Latin America, Rafael Correa
The President of Ecuador says he will resign if “betrayers” in his party insist on liberalising abortion.


“Astonishing” demographic change in Latin America

Shannon Roberts | 25 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Fertility, Latin America, Motherhood
New published demographic research by Albert Esteve at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, reveals Latin American society is changing at an unprecedented rate. For generations people have been focussed on early marriage, family and child-rearing, but now co-habitation rather than marriage is becoming a norm and having children is being postponed. It took “rich” countries 50 years, with changes occurring in sequence, while in Latin America the changes have happened in half the time and all at once, resulting in faster, less predictable social change.


Latin Americans increasing force in U.S.

Shannon Roberts | 10 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Latin America, United States Elections, Youth
Will Latin American voters soon have a significant say in how one the world’s most powerful countries is run? The changing demography of many American states suggests that the answer could be yes and that Latin American voters are a growing force to contend with.


Home run for Hispanic humanist

Miguel Valerio | 05 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Latin America, literature, Nobel Prize
Mario Vargas Llosa richly deserves his Nobel Prize for Literature.


Safe motherhood owes nothing to legal abortion

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 February 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, Latin America, safe motherhood
“Safe abortion” has always been a deceitful term, since it is lethal for the unborn child. It is used as propaganda to push for legalisation of abortion in developing countries, on the ground that since abortions are happening anyway they ought to be brought within the health system and made safe for the mother. It thus becomes part of a high-minded campaign for “safe motherhood”. But evidence is coming to light that safe childbirth owes nothing to legalised abortion.


A continent where Communism lingers on

Pedro Jose Izquierdo | 12 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Communism, Ecuador, Latin America, rationalism
The fall of the Berlin Wall restored common sense to Europe, but what about Latin America?


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