Monday, April 18, 2022

Blog: Inflation, a rising threat to the poor and vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean

Just as Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) was recovering its pre-pandemic levels of economic activity, a new and worrisome threat has emerged: rising inflation.

The region has lived through a dramatic period of setbacks since March 2020, when it started to feel the effects of the pandemic. It hit LAC harder than any other region in the world, both in terms of per capita deaths and economic contraction. Poverty also rose because of the health crisis.

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