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200 million in Latin America at risk of poverty again

The richest 1% in Latin America and the Caribbean owns 41% of the region’s total wealth and if this trend continues, in only 8 years’ time the progress that has been achieved there in reducing poverty could drastically reverse, warns Oxfam today. On average, the annual income of Latin American billionaires is almost 5,000 times greater than that of the region’s poorest people.


Severe drought in Mauritania, 2012. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Millions of poor people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains as global temperatures reach record levels and because of the onset of a powerful El Nino, the climatic phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific which can bring extreme weather to several regions.

Indigenous farmers in Cambodia. Credit: Oxfam

In its design, the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture threatens to perpetuate both inequalities of power and forms of industrial agricultural production that cause major greenhouse gas emissions and drive climate change. Agro-ecology, however,offers a major alternative to the industrial agriculture model, if sufficiently supported by political and economic decision makers.