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Region's economy grows, but poverty persists

Monday, August 26, 2013

Central American countries have seen economic growth in recent years, but have failed to reduce poverty levels, according to a recent study published in Guatemala.

The study also highlighted that the regional economy stopped being dependant on agriculture, as 60 percent of the region's economies are dominated by services.

According to the study, one of the main issues is that political elites fail to design growth strategies that favour social equality.

Full story (in Spanish)