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Argentine official statistics show poverty is down 9.9% in second half of 2010

Thursday, April 21st 2011 - 06:35 UTC
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Argentina’s National Statistics Agency, Indec, announced Wednesday that poverty levels lowered in the second half of 2010, with 527,000 households below the poverty line (6.8%), which include a total of 2,475,000 people (9,9%). Read full article


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  • geo

    the article's picture !!
    are there any negro groups in Argentina ??

    Apr 21st, 2011 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Indec, in Election Year, perhaps speaks like Humpty Dumpty:
    “A Poverty Line can be whatever I want it to be, no more and no less”.

    'But the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has managed to contain the release of (non desirable) statistical data by threatening to impose fines (and has done) on those private organizations that do not make public their methodology or systems to calculate indexes.'

    I totally agree with CKF, the methodologies should be totally transparent and public - as should be those of Indec.
    Any deviation from Best Practice should be shouted from the roof-tops in the national media.

    Otherwise, the public and private statistics become a laughing-stock and damage the credibility of the country.

    Apr 21st, 2011 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    the article's picture !!

    Yeah, that's a picture that totally doesn't make sense with the article. It's not the first time they used this picture for the Argentine poverty rate.

    “are there any negro groups in Argentina ??”

    Yes there are, it's very small (less than 1%). Argentina is not a multi racial nation like the US and Brazil. Some Argentines will deny that and will try hard to make you believe it's a total white nation, what is total BS, but oh well, who cares. Some people just have the right to be ignorant. The Tango dance example where the black community played a big role and not only the italian/Spanish immigrants in Palermo.

    Apr 21st, 2011 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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