In Latin America and the Caribbean some 200 million people live in poverty, with 82 million in extreme poverty, points out a report from the UN Economic Commission for the region, ECLAC. The numbers are equivalent to 32,1% and 13,1% of the total population and need to be urgently addressed to avert the risk of a lost generation.
Latin American and Caribbean economies have recovered their pre-pandemic levels and the region recovered certain feeling of normality, although the overall economy must rebuild to avoid a new cycle of low growth, points out the latest from the World Bank under the heading of New approaches to closing the Fiscal Gap.
Following last week's figures from Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) pointing out that 50% of the country's children under 15 lived in poverty, researcher Agustín Salvia said the data were “in line with what was expected.”
Some 25 million Argentines, 54,9% of the whole population can be described as poor, following monetary criteria and simultaneously a multi-dimensional approach. This approach refers to such structural factors as housing, basic services, education, employment, and health attention.
Some 39% of the population from the province of Tierra del Fuego are below the poverty line according to the latest numbers from the first half of this year and released by the Argentine official stats office, Indec.
Brazil's poverty indexes are on the rise despite President Jair Bolsonaro's claims that his actions, however controversial from a sanitary viewpoint regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, were always aimed at sustaining the country's economy.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) Friday issued a report according to which 28 million Latin Americans are in a situation of working poverty due to the pandemic, for an overall unemployment rate of 11.1% in the region for the year 2021.
More than 20 million people were pushed into poverty during pandemic-plagued 2020 across Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.N. economic agency for the region announced this week.
China's President Xi Jinping officially declared Thursday that the country has completed its arduous task of eradicating extreme poverty, saying 98.99 million people have been lifted out of poverty over the past eight years.
After greeting his cabinet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday “we are back” to the legislative body that he did not attend in 4 years, a period in which the opposition-controlled the National Assembly. In a special session of a parliament now controlled by chavismo, Maduro offered his first annual message in four years. Among the figures he gave during his speech, the poverty indicators managed by the State standout: 4% of extreme poverty and 17% of “general” poverty.