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ECLAC Calls for Protecting Progress and Preventing Social Rollbacks in Light of Potential Increase in Regional Poverty

22 Mar 16 - Poverty and indigence rates measured by income held steady in Latin America in 2014 versus the prior year (at 28.2% and 11.8% of the region’s population, respectively) and both are estimated to have increased in 2015, according to the report Social Panorama of Latin America 2015 presented today at a press conference in Santiago, Chile.