Since the start of the new millennium, inequality fell significantly in virtually every Latin American country and continues to drop.
Workers in a chicken nugget factory in Peru. © Dieter Castañeda/World Bank
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To end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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Despite most regions seeing falls over the last fifteen years, smoking remains popular in many countries, especially among men. Nearly half of men in East Asia & Pacific smoke, as do more than a third in Europe & Central Asia. Women smoke less than men in all regions. Read More


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