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This is another fine mess you’ve gotten us into…

3 March 2011


Salvador Escobedo, head of the hugely successful poverty-alleviating program Oportunidades, said that the number of poor in Mexico increased from 42.6 to 47.4 million in Mexico, in the years 2006-2008.

Also, more people moved into the “extreme poverty” category- the figures went from 13.8 to 18.2 million – and Oportunidades are reporting a very disturbing increase in malnourishment and anemia.

These are some brutal and shockingly high figures, as they don’t even reflect the full impact of the economic crisis that began in 2009 and lasted almost through 2010…

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