Born to be poor!!
by JessicaZytynsky on October 18, 2013 - 11:02am
In this article written by Zachary Dyer on June 24th 2013, Central America is becoming the poorest region in Latin America, mainly in Brazil and Mexico. Approximately 16.4 percent of the population lives in poverty and only having an income of 2.50 dollars per day. Mexico, who has the highest rate of population, is reaching extreme poverty. One out of three families are living in horrible conditions. The United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean found it suspicious when these statistics came out because the United-States income inequality rose about three times more than many of these Latin countries. With the results of these statistics, many blamed the United-States for the exploitation of these people. Parents have to send their children to work to be able to survive and feed themselves. This shows a great gap between the United-States who are one of the richest countries in the world and South America who is getting poorer every year. Mass exploitation and bad living conditions has been the cause of South America’s economy going down. Even worse, it has been estimated that Latin America will reach the same levels of income equality as the other nations did in 2000, only in 2052.
In my opinion, I think it is inappropriate what these people are going through. Almost half of the products that we sell in our groceries are from Latin America and these people are being paid 2.50 dollars a day. Something doesn’t add up. How can a nation export so many goods but receive not even a fraction of that money? These people are barely living while other countries are profiting from that and becoming richer every second. I think that these people should be paid at a reasonable rate and that they should have better laws to protect them from these awful living conditions. Not one parent should be obliged to send their 8 year old boy working because they do not have enough money to survive on.