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For the First Time, More Latin Americans Are Middle Class Than Poor

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Over the past decade, Latin America and the Caribbean have made tremendous progress in reducing poverty and in boosting shared prosperity. Poverty has fallen by half to 12.3 percent. The middle class -- currently 34 percent of the population -- is growing. Meanwhile, inequality in Latin America -- historically the world's highest -- has fallen, even as it rises in practically every other part of the globe. For the first time, the number of people in the middle class surpasses those living in poverty.

What Cristina Fernández And Fidel Castro Did When They Met Up This Week

Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Cristina Fernández has not only returned to the public eye -- she's fully embracing Twitter. After a 40-day silence following her head surgery, t...

The Biggest News Stories From Latin America In 2013

VOXXI | Juliana Barrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

It’s been quite a year for Latin America. We take a look at the moments that have brought joy and heartbreak to Latin America this year: 1. Argen...