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Disability News: South America

  • Synopsis: Latest disability news and press releases including statistics and information regarding disabilities from South American Countries.

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Disability in South America:

In Uruguay, cities like Montevideo are generally accessible while towns in the countryside are not. The same is true for Argentina, where Buenos Aires is very accessible and cities like Tucum'an are not, and communities like Amaicha del Valle are reminiscent of Alabama in the 1930's, with dirt roads and no provision for wheelchair access at all.

Countries Listed by Population in South America Include:






Latest South America Publications

  1. Counterfeit Contraceptives - 28% of Emergency Contraceptives Falsified or Substandard
    Survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of batches studied either substandard quality or falsified .
  2. Saying No to Sterilization of Disabled Children in Columbia
    Organizations reject decision of Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent.
  3. Canada Strengthens Ties With Brazil
    Agreement on Social Security between Canada and Brazil will coordinate pension benefits and provide retirement disability and survivor benefits to eligible Canadians and Brazilians.
  4. Brazil's Health Care System Expands Coverage
    Brazil has vastly expanded health care coverage improved the populations health and reduced many health inequalities but universal and equitable coverage remains elusive.
  5. Guarantee Women's Access to Health Care - Argentina
    Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year because of negligent or abusive reproductive health care.

Full List of South America Documents (6 Items)




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