In the digital age in which we live in, there is new information available every second. From credit card purchases to Google searches, everything leaves a mark. Big data is that large digital footprint that collects what we do both online and offline. What can all this information be used for?
Created in 1990, the ProHuerta program is an Argentinian public policy focused on the self-production of food from an agroecological perspective, promoting food security and sovereignty. It is aimed at families – and to a lesser extent – small businesses.
On March 11, 2021, Gabriel Boric won the Chilean presidential election with 55.8% of the votes. Fast forward four months later, and recent polls showcase a high level of disapproval –up to 50%– for his administration and overall image. As such, how did President Boric receive such a poor image in only four months of governing?
The Chinese credit score system, of mandatory participation, is based on a data crossing behavioral scoring network, that leads to individual punishments and rewards. Since its introduction, the SCS has been received apprehensively. Many highlight the dangers of research and development policies centered on an instrumental view of science which, conceals surveillance systems of the nationals and limits individual rights and freedoms.
As a result of a string of gang-linked riots, more than 300 people were killed inside Ecuador prisons in 2021. How did it escalate this far?
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, gender gaps in labour force participation have increased. Setting back progress to equality for women by a generation. Nevertheless, the structural inequality was standing strong before the virus struck.
Since 2021, Latin America suffered more than 91 million cyberattack attempts, with ransomware showing a steady increase. Where are Latin American countries standing and how can they undertake it?
Since 2011, a rise in ecoterrorist attacks has been registered in Latin America. Self-proclaimed ecoextremist group ITS has been linked to most of them.