“The Scandal of Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean”

“In Guatemala’s case, the insidious effects of inequality are clear. There can be no suggestion that the continued and increasing suffering of Guatemala’s poor – most particularly its indigenous population – is due to a lack of resources or institutional capacity. It is directly linked to the failure of the state to address critical tax and social spending issues to achieve even a moderate redistribution of the nation’s wealth. The elite has effectively wielded a veto over all attempts to reform.”

A new report from Christian Aid titled, “The Scandal of Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean”, features this in relation to Guatemala. It is an important report for anyone with a human interest in the region. You can find it here.

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Categories: Justice, Poverty

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