AMERICA/GUATEMALA - More than 60 per cent of Guatemalans live in poverty

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Ciudad de Guatemala (Agenzia Fides) - The scenario of inequality, racism, poverty and undernourishment in Guatemala is evident. Of the at least 16 million people living in this Latin American country, 60% suffer conditions of poverty and more than 23% lives in a state of extreme poverty. These are official figures issued by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. This information sets the country as 128th out of the 188 listed on the Human Development Index.
(AP) (9/8/207 Agenzia Fides)