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Peru: Rate of Poverty Reduction Difficult to Believe

Categories: Latin America, Peru, Governance

Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] and other analysts are doubting the Peruvian National Statistic and Information Institute's announcement that poverty has decreased 5.2% over the course of the past year [1]. Among some of the reasons why this figure seems too high is the “inequality, poor administration of social programs, inflation and the high rates of rural unemployment.”