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Latin American Economy & Business - January 2019

Poverty contained?

The end of the commodities boom in 2012-2013 triggered five years of slower growth in Latin America and prompted fears that poverty would once more increase. In fact, it did increase in both 2015 and 2016; but data for 2017 just published by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) shows that there has been no further deterioration.

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