RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina (INDEC) reported that, in one year, poverty increased from 27.3 percent to 35.4 percent, while homelessness rose from 4.9 percent to 7.7 percent, according to comparative data from the first quarters of 2018 and 2019.
When these percentages are projected to the national urban population, the number of impoverished increased from 11,150,000 to 14,400,000: 3,250,000 new impoverished individuals in only 12 months. Including the rural population, the number of people living in poverty has risen to 15 . . .