6, 2012), inherited by the Perez Molina administration from his predecessor, former President Alvaro Colom (2008-2012), which was formerly named Mi Familia Progresa
(NotiCen, July 24, 2008).
Torres, exesposa del expresidente Alvaro Colom (antecesor de Perez Molina), encabezo el Consejo de Cohesion Social que dirigia los programas sociales de su exmarido, entre ellos el de transferencias condicionadas Mi Familia Progresa
, con lo cual logro impulsar su carrera politica.
While in Peru the line in terms of health spending over the decade is flat, it drops sharply in Guatemala just before the introduction of Mi Familia Progresa
and never picks back up.
Alejar a los ninos de estos peligros, lograr que terminen la primaria y garantizar que reciban sus vacunas, son los propositos de "Mi Familia Progresa
", un proyecto intersectorial impulsado por la esposa del presidente, Sandra de Colom.
The Colom administration implemented a series of social programs to tackle these problems, including Mi Familia Progresa
, a conditioned cash-transfer program that gives poor families a monthly allowance provided their children attend school as well as have regular medical checkups (NotiCen, July 24, 2008, and Oct.
Guatemala has implemented the Mi Bono Seguro program (called Mi Familia Progresa
under the previous administration), and Costa Rica has a similar program called Avancemos (NotiCen, Nov.
The delegation also mentioned the creation of the Ministerio de Desarrollo Social (MIDES), which manages an array of social programs created under the previous administration, such as the conditioned cash transfer program Mi Familia Progresa
(NotiSur, July 24, 2008), now known as Bono Seguro, the creation of police task forces to fight specific crimes such as femicide, contract killing, and cell-phone thefts, among other achievements.
LIDER is a splinter party that broke away from UNE in 2008, and Baldizon is a right-wing populist who combines Perez Molina's tough mano dura (hard-line) approach to crime with the social programs implemented by the UNE party, such as the conditioned cash-transfer program Mi Familia Progresa
(Mifapro), which gives families in extreme poverty US$45 a month provided that their children attend school as well as have regular medical checkups.
One of the main programs implemented by the CCS is the conditioned-cash-transfer scheme Mi Familia Progresa
(MIFAPRO), under which rural families living in poverty and extreme poverty receive Q300 (300 quetzales, US$38) a month provided their children comply with regular school attendance and medical checkups.
Headmistress Alison Becerra explains that, with the implementation of free education under the Colom administration and the conditioned cash transfer program Mi Familia Progresa
NotiCen, July 24, 2008, which grants poor families Q300 (US$38) a month provided that their children go to school and get regular medical checkups, the school population increased from 80 to 157 pupils.
The CCS includes a number of social programs, such as the conditioned cash transfer program Mi Familia Progresa
, led by first lady Sandra
One of flagship social programs of the administration of President Alvaro Colom, the conditioned cash-transfer scheme Mi Familia Progresa
(see NotiCen, 2008-07-24), has come under fire in recent days as more than 300 cases of severe malnutrition have been reported in the drought-stricken eastern departments of Guatemala known as the Corredor Seco (see NotiCen, 2009-09-03).