Latin American ministers pledge to reduce poverty

About 30 ministers from Latin America met in Mexico City in the seventh Ministerial Forum on Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a result of the appointment they committed to improve the health, the education and poverty reduction. “The region must moveto...

More than 2,200 million people are poor or are on the verge of poverty according to the UN

This Thursday the United Nations (UN) informed that more than 2,200 million people in the world are poor or are on the verge of poverty, a figure that would be in risk of increasing because of financial crises and natural disasters. The UN added that in Latin America violence is...

Opposing views about poverty figures

According to the Coordinator Minister of Economic Policy, Patricio Rivera, the reduction of poverty is one of the greatest achievements of the Government, since due to the social policies, one of three Ecuadorian ceased to be poor (1 million people). However, the Espol Economics...
In 2035 there will be less poverty, says Bill Gates

In 2035 there will be less poverty, says Bill Gates

The American billionaire Bill Gates, in an interview with Efe, predicted that in 2035 there will be less poor countries in the world and points out especially the progress in Latin America, where he believes there will be no poverty  in two decades , with the sole possible...
Ecuadorian migrants are among the less poor in USA

Ecuadorian migrants among the least poor in the U.S.

According to two reports of the University of New York City, presented last Wednesday, Hispanic immigrants from Colombia and Ecuador are the two groups that have experienced lower levels of poverty in the United States during the past 20 years. This study was conducted to...

Government announces plan against extreme poverty in Ecuador

In a press conference of the National Secretariat of Planning and Development (Senplades), its holder Pabel Muñoz revealed that the Government of Ecuador is developing a strategy to eradicate poverty from the country within four years and to reduce national social inequality...

Urban poverty in Ecuador increased in march

The National Institute of statistics and censuses (INEC) announced yesterday that in Ecuador urban poverty increased nearly two points in March, in relation to the same month in 2012, from 16.03 to 17.74%. The study was conducted in five cities, and only Cuenca doesn’t...