Costa Rica’s Poor Left Behind

Costa Rica News – While Costa Rica has enjoyed a stable and growing economy in recent years and was ranked as 2016’s happiest country, improvement and growth have failed to reach some of the country’s poorest communities leading to an increase in income inequality.
In 2016, the income of the richest 20 percent of Costa Ricans was 19 times higher than those in the lowest 20 percent, according to the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development report.
Recent efforts to cut the poverty rate in the country seems to have worked, according to the World Bank, with rates lying a little under 2 percent after being as high as 11 percent in the 1990s.
While other countries in Latin America have also managed to cut down poverty and inequality

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