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Street mural in Colombia depicting three afro latinas with flowers in their ears and paint in their eyes

Social and Cultural Inclusion

Democratization and growth have contributed to more free, creative, and open societies across much of Latin America, but deep inequality and poor social services persist. Institute activities might include projects that highlight the inclusion challenges posed by governance and economic development, deeper collaboration with Jesuit universities in the region, and service and research trips for Georgetown faculty.

Events

Luis Felipe Lopez Calva
Nov
6
2023

How to Tackle Persistent Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

From 1999 to 2019, poverty rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) dropped from 53% to 28%, mainly driven by increases in labor income. However, this encouraging trend was reversed during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the rate increased from 28% to 30% of the regional population. LAC appears…

Videos

How to Tackle Persistent Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean (Video)

November 6, 2023

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Chile After 50 Years (Video)

November 3, 2023

Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes

A Conversation with Santiago Peña, President of Paraguay (Video)

October 25, 2023

Duration: 57 minutes