Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Top of the Worst List

It would appear that Haiti's financial status has changed.  Long identified as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has now been listed as the poorest country in the world by the World Bank.  A few key statistics:

•Poverty rate: 77 percent

•Population: 10,123,787

•GDP: $7.35 billion (66th lowest)

•GDP per capita: $726 (22nd lowest)

Read the complete article here: http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/18/13861920-the-poorest-countries-in-the-world?lite.   It would seem that whatever aid the rest of the world is giving to Haiti remains ineffective.

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