Latin America & the Caribbean

How One Brazilian City Used Theater and Song to Popularize Recycling – and the Poor Workers Behind It

April 17, 2018

By Carlin Carr 

Brazil has been a global trailblazer when it comes to integrating waste pickers in solid...

Topics: Livelihoods

Los aseadores de calzado no son contaminación visual

March 8, 2018

por Jenna Harvey & Tania Espinosa Sanchez

Los aseadores de calzado se han ganado la vida en las calles de...

Topics: Livelihoods

Mexico City's Shoe Shiners are not “Visual Contamination:” Design Solutions for a Traditional Occupation in a Changing City

March 7, 2018

By Jenna Harvey & Tania Espinosa Sanchez

Mexico City’s shoe shiners (aseadores de calzado) have been...

Topics: Livelihoods

Threat of A New Waste Incinerator in Mexico City Puts Informal Waste Pickers’ Livelihoods at Risk

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, March 1, 2018

In Mexico City, a controversy is brewing over a proposed billion-dollar waster incinerator that threatens the...

Topics: Livelihoods

En todo Perú, las municipalidades están "mejorando" la situación de los vendedores ambulantes con los mercados cubiertos. ¿Están realmente mejorando sus condiciones?

February 6, 2018

Por Lissette Aliaga

Las municipalidades de todo Perú han estado empleando una estrategia para mejorar las...

Topics: Livelihoods

Across Peru, Municipalities are “Upgrading” Street Vendors to Roofed Markets. Is it Really Improving Conditions?

February 6, 2018

By Lissette Aliaga 

Municipalities across Peru have been employing a strategy to improve conditions for...

Topics: Livelihoods

From Lima to Bangkok, WIEGO Lays Out Strategy to Improve Conditions of Informal Workers in Six Target Cities

January 26, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

It is morning rush hour in Bangkok and moto-taxi drivers ferry hurried commuters through...

Five Blogs that Highlight Key Achievements for Informal Workers in 2017

December 27, 2017

The global movement of informal workers – led by worker organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America –...

Topics: Global Advocacy

Waste pickers in Medellín, Popayán, and Montería receive their first payment as recycling public service providers

Federico Parra, November 23, 2017

Technical team and leaders of ARRECICLAR in Medellín. Photo: Arreciclar

 

Members of four...

Topics: Livelihoods

Trabajadoras y trabajadores a domicilio de América Latina celebran la puesta en marcha de una nueva organización regional

November 6, 2017

Los y las trabajadoras a domicilio de América Latina han dado un importante paso con la creación de un frente unido...

Topics: Organizing
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