LAPJ Winter Edition 2022

Art by Nadia Tareen
IG: @drawing.conclusions_

Table of Contents

The education crisis, a war we cannot lose. Interview to Jaime Saavedra, Global Director Education World Bank
By Verónica Diaz, Nicole Peña and Pablo Tillan

Why have school closures endured in Latin America?
What is needed at a national level to awaken this sense of urgency? This interview with Jaime Saavedra leaves us with a very powerful message for the present and future of education: “We cannot wait. We are in a war.”

What is going on with Chile and the pension system?
By Jorge Llano

The aging process is unstoppable. We need to adapt ourselves to the demographic transition and build the right policies to deal with this. Using the population projections by the United Nations and the labor force participation by the World Bank, Latin America has 5.2 potential workers per elder; by 2040, that ratio would be 3, and after 2060 would lay below 2…

The political leg of policy: the 2021 tax reform that paralyzed Colombia
By Alejandro Chirinos

Colombians were enraged. On May 1st, 2021, amid the third wave of covid-19 cases, a national protest took place where more than 300.000 people blocked roads and cities for more than 50 days. Violence and death sprang on the streets, polarization on social media proved a cracked society, road blockages paralyzed the private sector, and food, medicine, and gasoline supply chains were running short.

Gender policies to bring mothers back to work in Peru
By Francisco Biber


A more efficient allocation of daycare centers, aligned with urban production centers, could allow Peruvian companies to avoid disruption of work, open spaces for women to enter or re-enter the labor market and invest in their current and future workforce. Fewer countries have been hit by the pandemic than Peru, exposing its unstable labor market. The time for a reckoning on family-friendly workplaces is now…

Advancing Abortion Rights from the Constitutional Court to the University Classroom
By Amelia Rey Bonilla

“My body, my choice!” screamed thousands of women in unison as they waved their emblematic green handkerchiefs in Plaza de Bolivar turning Bogotá into the most recent battlefield of women’s fight towards reproductive autonomy. Colombian feminist collectives are following the example of their Mexican and Argentinian peers in demanding the full legalization of abortion…

Digital Innovation for a Crime Control Strategy in Mexico City
By Anais Anderson

Crime, violence, and a weak rule of law are among Mexico’s most pressing issues. In 2018, the country was ranked 99 out of 102 countries in terms of Order and Security in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index (WJP 2019). Mexico City is not the exception, where crimes have increased by 58% in the last decade. Although it is not one of the most violent states in the country…


Sticky take off

The uphill digital endeavor

Breaking the policy ceiling

CamdelaFu (Camila de la Fuente) is a Venezuelan and Mexican artist based in Mexico City. She makes political and social illustrations and animations. Camila also paints different collections of art and gives art workshops.
IG: @camdelafu16