Steady growth and sound economic policies improved the lives of millions in the region over the past decade. The poverty rate dropped from 42 percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2012, and for the first time ever, the number of people belonging to the middle class now surpasses the number of poor.
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Livestock account for 18% of the world's greenhouse gases, more than global transport emissions. Read how a pioneering farm in Mexico is leading the way to reducing this through a methane capture scheme. Read More »