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Latin America’s Triple Policy Challenge

High levels of poverty and inequality have intensified a longstanding sense among Latin Americans that the economic chips are stacked against them. Policymakers should consider voters’ frustration as they seek to boost fiscal sustainability and preserve social stability.

WASHINGTON, DC – Latin America faces three major macroeconomic problems: subpar growth, fiscal deficits, and rising poverty-driven inequality. Solving them requires addressing all three simultaneously, with a strategy that recognizes the complex interactions with one another.