Latin America: Levels of Inequality and Violence

Posted on August 24, 2016 • Filed under: Latin America News, Social Issues

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK reported Latin America has traditionally been the world’s most unequal region, but it has recently shown signs of change. Through the 2000s, high international prices for exports have brought inequality levels down. Governments have made more concerted efforts to tackle poverty, mounting schemes such as conditional cash transfer, where recipients must meet certain criteria to access welfare benefits.

But despite all of this, levels of inequality remain high – and all the while, violence and insecurity have increased across much of the region.

This comes in part from the growth of drug-related organised crime, as well as the youth gangs that have proliferated in much of the region – but extreme inequality is a big part of the problem too. Read Article

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