Left Behind - Chronic Poverty in Latin America

Left Behind - Chronic Poverty in Latin America

REPORT: Roughly 130 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to subsist on less than $4 a day.

World Bank report, March 2015

Left Behind - Chronic Poverty in Latin America, a World Bank report released earlier in March, calls attention to the staggering level of entrenched poverty in region stymied by an economic slowdown.

Put differently, the bank's research indicates that even after the most remarkable period of economic growth in decades, still one in every five people in Latin America remains chronically poor.

The term chronic poor refers to people who consistently remain below the poverty line.

Read the report in full by clicking here, more information on the story can be found at the World Bank and NY Times.


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