CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILDREN: RACIAL AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
Many countries across the region are plagued by racial inequality as a result of their colonial pasts. Peru’s indigenous population are forcibly exempted from the recent economic progress of the country, isolated in rural areas.
In Brazil, the poverty rate in Santa Catarina is 5 percent, but 40 percent in Ceará demonstrating the full range of economic inequality within a single nation. Argentina’s rural populations have yet to recover from the 2002 economic disaster and thus the statistic that Argentina has one of the lowest poverty rates across the continent with 11 percent papers over the cracks.