Jan 29, 2017

Half of Brazil's population lack full property rights

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Half of Brazil’s population cannot prove full legal ownership of their homes, depriving authorities in the recession-hit country of a major source of taxes and deterring local investment, a senior government official said. An estimated 100 million people lack property rights, a senior Ministry ...

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

Jan 16, 2017

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

The gap between the superrich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. ...

Jan 3, 2017

State-sponsored scholarships

The launch of government-sponsored university scholarships for financially challenged students is a meaningful first step, but it needs to be expanded.

In Venezuela, lynchings kill one person every three days: report

Dec 29, 2016

In Venezuela, lynchings kill one person every three days: report

Roughly one person is being lynched in crisis-ridden Venezuela every three days as frustrated residents take revenge on suspected criminals, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), which monitors crime, said mob killings have become a generalized phenomenon across ...