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Money isn't everything

Despite the fact that Latin America has the worst income distribution in the world and high levels of poverty measured by income, the region compares favorably with other parts of the developing...

Brazil in three dimensions

Fifty-two pieces by 19 outstanding 20th century Brazilian sculptors have gone on display in the IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery and the IDB building's atrium. Including large-scale...

The fruit of foresight

Travelers flying over the arid flatlands of the Monagas and Anzoategui provinces in eastern Venezuela are often startled by the sight of an immense patch of green. They are looking..

Flower farmer turns millionaire

Every woman who stops at "El Gran Parqueo" Restaurant, which opened in March near Naranjo, Costa Rica, gets a bouquet of red roses courtesy of owner Tobías Chaves Rojas. "The ladies leave...

River blindness in retreat

When Merck & Co., the United States pharmaceutical giant, announced 10 years ago that it had found a drug that could prevent onchocerciasis, one of the leading causes of blindness in Latin America...

Stories with a special message

Winning a literary competition can be the defining moment in a writer's career, offering much-needed assurance that a personal vision is meaningful to others...

Improving education in Panama

$58.1 million to help improve the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of education from preschool to 12th grade...

Strenghthening the Central American Bank for Economic Integration

The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve...

Training federal and state employees in Brazil

The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve...

Job placement in Belize

The resources will enable the Ministry of Education to modernize curricula, train teachers, develop and acquire learning materials, establish better evaluation and management systems, and improve...

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