Commission claims 177 million in Latin America considered poor

Posted on November 30, 2011 • Filed under: Economy, Latin America News, Social Issues

he Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) said Tuesday that the region there are 177 million poor people, of whom 70 million live without adequate shelter and own income. The ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena, presented today at the continental body’s report on the Social Panorama 2011, which indicates that poverty in the region is 31.4 percent and 12.3 percent of the poverty. Although the results obtained by ECLAC are positive in regard to the percentage decrease of poverty and destitution, alerts remain, highlighted Barcena, because we still do not close the gaps. In 2011, “delve into the key indicators of social exclusion gaps (…) and this is precisely the main factory inequality in our region. Read Article

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