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Poorest Countries in South America of 2015

/ February 9, 2015

3) Guyana – $7,938

Around 43 percent of the population falls below the poverty line. Approximately two-thirds of the poor can be classified as being extremely poor, with an expenditure level below that required to purchase a minimum low-cost diet.

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2) Paraguay – $6,758

In Paraguay, poverty is more prevalent in small cities and in rural areas. To address the high level of poverty in Paraguay, a Poverty Reduction Program was implemented in 2007.

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1) Bolivia – $5,364

The poorest country in Latin America. Poverty affects the life of many citizens of Bolivia. It restricts the right to enjoy and exercise the human rights of those affected. Nearly 60 percent of the population of Bolivia lives under the poverty line.

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