How is cash aid used?

Cash transfer programs are meant to reduce poverty but their effectiveness depends on each country. 

Food insecurity prevails in Latin America

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 at record high in Venezuela

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.

WB claims: 'no crisis in LatAm', but poverty still prevails

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.

The poverty alert

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.