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Venezuela Led Region in Poverty Reduction in 2012

Venezuela Led Region in Poverty Reduction in 2012 | World geography |

December 6, 2013 — The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reports that Venezuela and Ecuador led the region in decreasing poverty in 2012.

Via RobersonWG
Ana Camila Bravo's insight:

      Thanks to this article, I now don't want to move to  Venezuela.  I thought this country was a nice place to go to ,but now know about the infant mortally rate..From the article it says a way of how they are trying to fix it.  As well as simply reducing poverty, the GM Hijos de Venezuela reduces gender inequality. 98 percent of the recipients of the program were women, who are in many countries in Latin America overrepresented among the poor. It can be reasonably hypothesized that this high level of targeting is likely to increase the economic independence of women, reducing the frequent economic imperative for women to stay in disadvantageous relationships.

RobersonWG's curator insight, December 27, 2013 11:00 PM

Would you want to move to Venezuel now?  Why or why not?  Use only evidence from the article?  Back your opinion up with facts. 

Ross Caddy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:36 PM

I would not move to Venezuela.  While it had the largest poverty reduction, the article still said that the poverty percentage is 23.9%, which is still high.  I like how the poverty is improving, but I have a good thing going here.  68 million people are still in extreme poverty in the region.  That is very high, and I wouldn't move to that type of place now or ever.

Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 7:56 PM
I definitely wouldn't move to Venezuela now, due to the facts from this article. Although I am impressed that they are trying to reduce the level poverty, it is still too high to take chances. There is still 28% of the regions population that is considered poor. "Out of those, 68 million of them are in extreme poverty." This is crazy to think that so many people are living in such horrible conditions. A lot of the people they helped in the mission trips were woman, 98% to be exact. Who knows if one of them could be me if I were to move there?
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Missing Girls...

"In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called 'gendercide' or femicide."

Via Seth Dixon, RobersonWG
Ana Camila Bravo's insight:

     This tragedy would impact many people because it is unfair to is happening to those girls in the video.i think that the reson is there are more females then males in this village.If this continue though out the world it would out run the population. The world would be unbalance if this process continues around the world.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:52 PM

Unit 3 Cultural Processes and Patterns

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:45 PM

This femicide is extremely disappointing.  Genocide is expected in third world, war torn countries.  The fact that it's 2014 and female babies are murdered for being girls, and parents are scared for their  children's lives, show how much power the government has over the people's lives. It is sad to think the government has the power to dictate how many children families can have and what gender.  On the flip side, these are countries that are extremely overpopulated.  The one child policy in China is what China is currently using (along with this femicide) as population control.  This is an important issue because there needs to be some sort of population control, but to what extent? This is taking away someone's basic human right - to procreate. Parents do not have control over what gender they produce and if they produce a female, their child may be taken and murdered from them. The state takes away what you created, your offspring and there is nothing they can do about it. 

Taylor Doonan's curator insight, March 30, 5:24 PM
This video addresses the problems with having a girl versus having a boy baby. It talks about families killing babies if they are girls, aborting them, all so they can go on to have a son. According to the video 200 million girls are missing throughout the world. Many of these missing girls are daughters that were aborted or killed so their families could go onto have a son.