Uruguay: 100,000 more people fell below the poverty line in 2020

With 11.9% of the population living in poverty, Uruguay sets a new record. In recent years, the highest mark that had been reached was 11.5 percent in 2013.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released on Friday (26) by Uruguay's National Institute of Statistics (INE) indicated that about 100,000 people have moved below the poverty line in 2020, placing 11.9 percent of the population in that situation.

The increase in the rate of people below the poverty line is almost three percentage points greater than 2019 when it was 8.8. In recent years, the highest mark that had been reached was 11.5 percent in 2013.

In addition, the INE study pointed out that in the case of the indigence (abject poverty) line, the . . .

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