Of all the relationships that the next U.S. president needs to repair around the world, none has a higher priority than Latin America. In fact, Latin America’s unaddressed poverty and inequality is approaching a major national security concern for the United States.
Latin America is in trouble. Of 550 million Latin Americans more than 200 million live on $2 per day or less. The gap between the rich and the poor is the largest on earth. Alarmingly, the Latin American standard of living has not markedly improved in the decades since democracy has been adopted universally in the region, which has turned many of the poor against democracy.
A comparison between Latin America’s lackluster economic growth…
Tags: Adriana Cisneros de Griffin
, Cisneros Group
, Fundación Cisneros
, Inequality in Latin America
, Latin American Economic Growth
, Private Sector
, U.S. President-elect
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