Argentina urban poverty rate rose to 32.9% in the third quarter of 2016, which means 13 million people due to a precarious labor market and lack of long-term development policies
Cash transfer programs are meant to reduce poverty but their effectiveness depends on each country.
Nearly one-third of Argentina’s population lives in poverty, the government said in the first official poverty data published in three years, underscoring the difficulty of reaching President Macri’s stated “zero poverty” goal.
Officials from some 20 countries in the Americas will meet this week in Asuncion to discuss poverty and inequality at a conference sponsored by the Organization of American States
In the first decade of the new millennium Latin America grew more equal.. Escaping poverty was easy enough. Staying out of it looks harder
The economic slowdown and lack of consistent public policies could send between 25 million and 30 million people back into poverty in Latin America
Advances in poverty reduction in Latam over the last decade and a half have been remarkable. With a $4 a day poverty line, the region’s population living in poverty fell from 45 to 25 percent between 2000 and 2014
Some 225 million Latin Americans live below the poverty line, according to a report released Tuesday by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, or ECLAC.
Hunger levels are low in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Global Hunger Index 2013 (GHI). However, not all countries in the region receive a good score: Bolivia, Guatemala, and Paraguay Present Worst Cases in the Region
Poverty has hit an all-time high in Venezuela, affecting some 73 percent of households. A recent report confirms that’s up from about 27 percent in 2013 and 48 percent in 2014.
A new report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) has revealed that around 167 million Latin Americans in 19 countries were living below the poverty line in 2014.
The World Bank’s Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, praised the region’s implementation of economic reforms, claiming that they had led to poverty reduction in the last few years, but he also warned that its pace was decreasing.
Improving trade can boost Latin American economies to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. For that, states must cut the proliferating rules and red tape.
The study by the World Health Organization and World Bank examined access to health services like prenatal care, child immunization and access to clean water
Poverty affected 28% of Latin America’s population in 2014, revealing that its decline has stalled at around that level since 2012, while indigence rose to 12.0% from 11.3% during the same two-year period in an overall context of economic deceleration
FOR many Latin Americans the 21st century has been a time of unprecedented progress. Between 2002 and 2013, 60m people in the region moved out of poverty.