Coronavirus Threatens to Increase Extreme Poverty in Latin America by 22 Million

The pandemic is pushing the region further away from the goal of eradicating the problem. On the most pessimistic horizon, 11.9 percent of the population will be in this situation by 2030.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From low growth to recession with no continuity solution. The coronavirus has turned Latin America's bleak economic horizon into the worst in more than half a century, says Alejandro Werner, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the region.

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