Don’t believe everything you read about the great liberalization of Myanmar underway since 2011. The former hermit state is still politically unstable and the economy has fallen further behind neighboring countries. Meanwhile, the country... read more
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, with 60% of the population living in impoverished villages called caseríos. Rampant corruption on the state level and a fragile economy stagnate growth. Case in point: parts of the country... read more
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, saddled with the highest income inequality in Latin America, plus ballooning unemployment and illiteracy rates, and depressed education and life expectancy rates. Life is... read more
In the late 1970s, at the height of the rule of Ferdinand Marcos, the Good Shepherd Sisters of the Philippines began their community outreach work with a destitute group living seemingly a million miles away from the presidential palace across town... read more
Mozambique has seen a modest pick-up in economic growth over the past two decades, but it remains the poorest and least developed country in southern Africa, both in human rights and gender development terms. The UNDP estimates that over 60% of the... read more