Skip to comments.Reduction of Poverty and Extreme Poverty Slows Down in Latin America
Posted on 07/05/2014 9:31:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The number of Latin American people living in poverty in 2013 climbed to around 164 million (27.9 percent of the population), of which 68 million are in extreme poverty (11.5 percent of the region's inhabitants), according to projections that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released today.
Measurement of poverty limited to unsatisfied basic needs shows that shortages like the lack of access to drinking water or to appropriate sanitation systems still affect a significant number of people in the region. That makes one wonder if the public policies intended to overcome poverty put enough emphasis on the achievement of minimum standards," says the report, which also analyzes the evolution of child poverty from a rights perspective
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At the same time we’re sending billions of dollars to central America.
They’ve got less poverty because they’re sending it here.
Simple We will no longer just give aid but rather we will implement the aid. We will build he roads, the schools, the water supply. This doesn’t happen now because we would be interfering with the internal politics of a sovereign nation. Well to hell with that. Help them so they no longer need to come here. Its way cheaper than if we permit their governments to skim a billion here and a billion there and have nothing accomplished. If they balk then tell them they can ask China for a handout.
Poverty is increasing because the ignorant are turning on free markets and voting in socialist demagogues. Even Chile turned back from its successes to the failed policies of the past. No matter how much misery socialism and communism cause, ignorant and covetous people still think government redistribution of wealth will make them better off.
i understand that. That is why the money cant pass through the political classes hands. At the end of the day we will have done what we could. If they mess it up then too bad for them. All aid stops after we reach whatever goals we set. One problem we have as a nation is everything is open ended. Nothing seems to have an end point.
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