After four decades of little or not growth, the Jamaican economy is expected to grow at 1-2% over the medium term. The country is confronted by serious social issues that predominantly affect youth, such as high levels of crime and violence and high unemployment.
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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 - World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick will participate in a regional integration summit with Central American heads of state in El Salvador July 19-20 before visiting... Show More + Mexico July 21-23 for talks with President Felipe Calderon and Mexican officials on a range of topics including the Bank's support for Mexico's growing leadership in the climate change debate."Central America is a region of tremendous opportunities. I look forward to learning more about Central America's efforts to deepen regional economic integration, and expand economic growth, while also discussing ways that the World Bank Group can support sustained growth with opportunities for all," said Zoellick. "I appreciate President Funes' leadership in hosting this regional integration summit. He's right to see each country's success through the lens of the region's success."Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to post 4.5 percent growth in 2010, with Brazil leadin Show Less -