RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin America continues to be one of the most unequal regions in the world, and poverty plays a major role in this respect. While in some countries the majority or a vast minority of the population lives in some level of poverty, in others it is virtually wiped out or in very limited numbers.

However, one must first put into perspective what is perceived as poverty. When this phenomenon is mentioned, it is implicitly limited to extreme poverty, which is the most severe aspect of this situation.

However, the World Bank considers that there are less . . .

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