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Latin revolution under the microscope

The balanced development of a society that grows while at the same time  drags when concerning serious problems such as corruption or violence, are the focus of a conference on the 15th of February in London.


The World Bank recently announced that the economic growth that Latin America is experiencing could turn the area into a middle-class region. This is one of the latest forecasts that the organisation has made on economic developments that South and Central America are experiencing.

The conclusions offered by the World Bank to strengthen the data provided a year ago and where the international institution noted that in the last ten years, the growth of the middle class in Latin America has increased by 50%, reaching the same levels as the lower class, something unheard of until now.

But the outcomes of the development being experienced in South American countries is the result of a series of political and social changes that have driven the different States and have been implemented in a palliative way since 1980.

New constitutions, political changes, modernisation of the legal system, protection of human rights, among others, are some of the features that have been reinforced.

Due to this, the conference entitled “Latin American Law and Policy” will take place on the 15th of February, and will address and discuss how new political trends are affecting Latin society.

Crime, insecurity and violence are one of the negative characteristics that are part of everyday society. It is estimated that in the last decade the killings have risen by 11%.

The solutions that are being chosen to stop the problems are justice and politics. Therefore, speakers of “Latin American Law and Policy”, Larissa Verri Boratti and Andrés Palacios Lleras, will reflect on the role of law and policy actions taken so far to analyse why social problems persist despite the improvements that have taken place.

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(Translated by: Sophie Maling – Email:

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