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Socio-economic background: Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean has experienced financial and political turmoil over the past three decades. While some aspects of human development have improved significantly, poverty - especially in rural populations - and inequity persist as major problems, hindering regional efforts to move towards sustainable development.