Scholarships to study in universities abroad are popular among students in Zimbabwe, where the national education system’s quality is inconsistent at best. But many scholarship winners say their stipends, intended to cover basic living costs, stopped coming more than a year ago.
People crossing the southern border of the U.S. face tremendous risks both from immigration authorities and the punishing desert climate, but an effort in southern Mexico aims to make migrants aware of these risks and expand access to asylum applications in Mexico. The effort’s striking results aren’t making headlines – but they’re making a difference.
Earlier this year, the administration of benefits for disabled Argentines moved from the ministry of health to another government agency. Those who rely on the government for health care have faced disruption in receiving necessary medication and services, and service providers wonder how long they’ll be able to keep their doors open.
In Mexico’s employment market, some of the country’s youth are finding it difficult to get jobs in the fields they studied. Some young people have ended up in jobs they didn’t anticipate and wonder what they could have done differently.
With the Port-au-Prince metro area producing 1,400 to 1,600 metric tons of waste daily, proper control will be a formidable and costly task. But officials hope that educating vendors and students about the dangers – and imposing new penalties – will curtail the problem.
The Argentine government created a program that was supposed to make it easier for first-time home buyers to get a mortgage. But the slumping Argentine peso has put the plans of many would-be buyers in jeopardy, because most homes are priced in dollars.