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World Bank reports Latin American poverty rate has dropped to 5.6 percent

Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean declined to 5.6 percent of its population in 2014 compared with 6.2 percent in 2012, according to data released this week by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim who is in Peru for the World Bank-IMF annual meetings. The Latin American and Caribbean population in 2014 was about 525 million, according to figures from the World Bank. Read More »