Focusing on Latin America

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Economists predict that the next ten years will be the "Latin American decade." But in this diverse and quickly-changing region, how have Latin American women been affected by the global economic crisis, and how are they faring in recovery? Join us for Focusing on Latin America, a project of Economica: Women and the Global Economy, as we answer these questions through the creativity, vision and ideas of women artists, activists and thought leaders from Argentina, Costa Rica, and Mexico. 

Start by watching our introductory video, above, and by reading our Latin America Overview Essay >>

 

MEXICO

Performance artists, photographers, and thought leaders respond to Mexico's handling of the global economic crisis and to issues including domestic inequality, remittances and business opportunities.
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COSTA RICA

How have economic issues such as sex tourism, domestic violence, and agricultural growth, impacted Costa Rica's women and inspired art and new ideas? What has changed for women since the global financial crisis?
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ARGENTINA

Argentina has experienced two economic crises in less than a decade. See how Argentine sculptors, painters, artists, and thought leaders respond to issues unique to women in Argentina, including its distinct wealth gap, history of labor unions, and middle class crisis.
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