Sunday, October 15, 2006
The new Nobel Peace Prize for Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and his bank for the poor should help draw attention to an explosive problem in this part of the world: the virtual exclusion of Latin America's poor from the capitalist system. By most estimates, more than half of Latin Americans operate within the so-called informal economy. A recent study of 12 major Latin American countries offers some alarming figures. Read the full column and let us know what YOU think.