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Latin America and Caribbean show some economic improvement, UN reports

The regional economy of Latin America and the Caribbean grew 1.5 per cent in 2003 and should continue that upward trend in the months to come, but the improvement does not offset the stagnation of recent years, the United Nations economic commission for the region, ECLAC, says.

More than 40 per cent of Latin America lives in poverty - UN report

With progress toward overcoming poor economic conditions grinding to a halt in the past five years, 220 million Latin Americans - more than 40 per cent of the population - were living in poverty by end of 2002 and the figure is set to rise, according to a report released today by the United Nations economic commission for the region.

UN commission forecasts modest economic growth in Latin America, Caribbean

Latin American and Caribbean countries will enjoy better economic, employment and financial conditions this year, though the recovery will be modest - according to a report released by the United Nations economic commission for the region.

Two UN agencies join forces to fight child hunger in Latin America, Caribbean

Two United Nations agencies signed a new agreement today to strengthen their cooperation in reducing child malnutrition in Latin American and the Caribbean and to improve the livelihoods of the poorest families in the region.