Ecuador leads Latin America in rate of poverty and crime reduction

Ecuador’s poverty rate has dropped from 38.3% of the population to 24.2% since 2006, according to a United Nations Report on Worldwide Poverty and the Ecuadorian Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC). “The government of Ecuador has made a priority of reducing poverty over the past decade and the results are impressive,” says the UN report. “All countries say they want to bring more people up from poverty, the difference with Ecuador is that it has committed the resources necessary to make it happen.” The report also applauded Ecuador for leading South America in the reduction of murder and violent…

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