About "Charting Change"
Teresa de Jesus Palacios, 42, a beneficiary of Mexico’s Prospera project, checks her mobile phone on her porch in Tres Picos in the state of Chiapas. A new branch of the project, called Prospera Digital, aims to make Prospera benefit payments to women such as de Jesus Palacios more efficient by using mobile e-banking. (Photo: IDRC/James Rodriguez)
A man peers through a hole in a wall that separates Tijuana, Mexico, from the United States. Throughout Latin America, border cities such as Tijuana are often dangerous places where illegal activity, such as drug trafficking and the violence that can accompany it, creates havoc for residents. (Photo: Alfonso Caraveo/Archivo Colef)