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Latin American Herald Tribune – Some 475,000 Minors in Puerto Rico Live in Poverty

“In many of these indicators, especially in those in the economic well-being category, we’re worse than Mississippi, which is the poorest state in the United States,” said Caro regarding the study, which revealed that 83 percent of the children in Puerto Rico live in zones of high poverty.

“This panorama reflects that children … are growing up in a environment where economic insecurity is at alarming levels,” said Caro about the figures that also show that the parents of 60 percent of Puerto Rican youngsters do not have stable jobs

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