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Economy & Business - October 2019

Guatemala’s child malnutrition epidemic hits hard

On 4 July, the local think tank Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales (Icefi) presented the results of a 15-year study, conducted in conjunction with Oxfam, on child malnutrition in Guatemala. The institute concluded that politicians have a duty to stand up for the interests of children in the country, but factors such as low tax take limit the government’s ability to meet its responsibilities.

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