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Central American and the Carribean Islands

Fragile Economy:

One of the main problems in Central America is crime and unemployment. Venezuela has the highest rate of crime and unemployment, while Argentina, and Costa Rica follow behind.  Education is also a problem, because with no education it be comes hard to become a working member of society. 27% of the young people in Central America neither work nor go to school.

Central America Economic Crisis

Lowering The Interest Rate

In particular Brazil’s economy has been on the verge of recession since the middle of 2011. On April 18. 2012 Brazil lowered its interest rate for the third time. It’s now at an extremely low rate of 9 percent. The purpose for doing this to keep money circulating in the economy. If the there’s a low interest rte companies and people that borrow money will have more money to keep to themselves and to keep circulating. Brazil’s hope is that the low interest rate will spur spending and spark a return to the high growth rates that made the country one of the world’s most dynamic economies.

Below is a hyper link that goes more in depth about Brazil’s plan to save the Economy.

Saving The Econmony

Brazil\’s Growth

Poverty In Brazil

Although had one of the worlds most dynamic economies its population as a whole is pretty poor. There’s really no in-between. Either your poor or your rich it’s very few people that make the in-between mark. The poverty levels are unacceptably high for a country with Brazil’s income level. To determine the poverty level you need use  health status and infant mortality is related to levels of poverty because of the lack of access to appropriate medical care as well as water and sanitation facilities causes the poverty level to increase.

Fast Facts

  • 22.6% or 34.9 million Brazilians live below the poverty line.
  • Over half live in urban areas.
  • 52% do not have canalized water.
  • 68% have no garbage collection.
  • 78% do not have proper sewage connections or septic tanks.
  • 25% do not have electricity.
  • 74% live in households where the head of the household has less than four years of schooling.

“Poverty in Brazil.” Suite101.com. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. <http://sandrawilliams.suite101.com/poverty_in_brazil-a25559&gt;.

Poverty In Central America

Central America Poverty

Central American Population

The total Arab population in Central America is estimated at 270,200 includes mainly Lebanese, Palestinians and Syrians. The total Chinese population in Central America is estimated at 102,000.
The total Jewish population in Central America is estimated at 14,370.

Below, is the distribution in  Central America and the Caribbean according to age.

Further statistics as late of 2011, can be found here: http://en.worldstat.info/Central_America_and_the_Caribbean

  • 22.6% or 34.9 million Brazilians live below the poverty line.
  • Over half live in urban areas.
  • 52% do not have canalized water.
  • 68% have no garbage collection.
  • 78% do not have proper sewage connections or septic tanks.
  • 25% do not have electricity.
  • 74% live in households where the head of the household has less than four years of schooling.

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