Re: Mexico Safer Than??
Posted by Mazinka on August 4, 2011, 8:17 am, in reply to "Re: Mexico Safer Than??"
Here another statement about the economy- |
2 - POVERTY INCREASES UNDER CALDERON
Between 2008 and 2010, 3.2 million Mexicans fell below the poverty line, according to a report by the National Council for Evaluation of the Politics of Social Development (Coneval), a government agency. A total of 52 million (46.2%) people live in poverty, with 11.7 million (10.4%) living in extreme poverty. Indigenous populations fared the worst, with 40.2% living in poverty, while most of the people who fell into poverty over the past two years were urban dwellers. The measure of poverty is multi-dimensional, including income levels and nutrition, plus access to health care, social security, education, housing and services. The minimum salary was calculated at 2,114 pesos per month per person, or about US$180. A person is considered to live in poverty when s/he earns less than this amount and lacks access to three of the above-mentioned social services. About 28 million Mexicans lack access to sufficient food, an increase of 4.2 million over the past two years, while 57 million earn less than US$180 per month. President Calderon found a reason for optimism in the dismal report, noting that his "humanist government" prevented even more people from falling below the poverty line.
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