Extreme Poverty Growing for Fifth Year Running in Latin America

Brazil and Venezuela account for most of the increase, but the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) gives "strong warning signs" in a context of low growth and mass protests in search of social justice.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The situation was reversed in 2015. After a sharp reduction in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in the first part of the current decade, progress gave way to a setback.

Far from being halted, this trend continues: extreme deprivation will grow again this year and will complete a five-year period by lining up regressions in one of the main indicators to understand the reduction in the well-being of the less well-off sections of the Latin American population, for whom social mobility is very limited.

The region will close 2019 with a . . .

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