Fewer than 10% of the candidates in the ongoing elections in India are women. A law to reserve seats for women in Parliament, which will increase this number, is in abeyance. Our next government can take lessons from Latin America, where 16 countries have successfully implemented reservations and other enabling measures
Latin America continues to turn to the Left. Michelle Bachelet became president of Chile in March and has promised fiscal reform; Salvador Sanchez Ceren took over as president of El Salvador in June and will tackle inequality; and in Costa Rica too, the centre-left Luis Guillermo Solis assumed power
In 'Latin America Update' Gateway House lists some of the important events in Latin America over the past month
In 'India-Latin America Engagements', the Latin America Desk at Gateway House presents a selection of news of India’s engagement with the region during the previous month
Financial Express quoted Gateway House's Hari Seshasayee in their article on India's land acquisition mission in Latin American countries. He argued that the acquisition of agricultural land will impact the broader population of Latin America less than that of rural, agriculture-dependent Africa.