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A reported blog on happenings around Latin America.

The world's most unequal countries

Incomes in Latin America are more unequal than in any other region.

Latin America remains the most unequal region in terms of income, according to the United Nations 2011 Human Development Index.

Released this week, the index ranks countries in terms of achievement in health, education and income.

Norway, Australia and the Netherlands led the world in this year's report, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger and Burundi ranked at the bottom.

When schooling and life expectancy are accounted for, Latin America is more equal than sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.

The top 5 countries in Latin America, according to the index:

  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Barbados
  • Uruguay
  • Cuba

The bottom 5 countries in Latin America, according to the index:

  • Haiti
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Honduras
  • Guyana

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