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As Latin America's Wealth Grows, What Will Happen to the Impoverished?

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New discoveries of oil and mineral deposits in Latin America have led to an increasingly sharp rate of growth, according to the United Nations. Yet social strife threatens to undermine the region's recent economic and political progress, says former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, now an economist at Stanford. In The Shared Society: A Vision for the Global Future of Latin America, Toledo outlines a plan for a future Latin America that brings the 40 percent of Latin America's poor and marginalized into a rising middle class.

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