Latin American inequality under focus
May 09, 2012
The significant gap between Latin America’s rich and poor communities is fuelling crime, violence and political instability, warns a new report on inequality in the region, launched by ACT Alliance member Christian Aid.
While the region’s ability to make some progress reducing poverty in the last decade is heartening, behind the national averages there still lies a worrying picture of entrenched economic, social and environmental inequalities. There are little signs of any serious political will to put inequality at the centre of the public policy agenda where it clearly belongs.