Latin American Poverty

Looks at the reasons behind poverty in Latin America and offers solutions.

An attempt to explain the persistence of the income gap in Latin America, where 40% of the population falls below the UN-determined international poverty line, but where natural resources exist in almost obscene abundance. The paper cites neo-liberal economics and the persistence of colonial trade practices and proposes either formal land entitlement for all land-occupying citizens, or wealth redistribution a la socialism.