Latin America to grow 5.9% this year, 2.9% in 2022, says U.N. economic body

| Thu, 14 Oct 2021 14:33:03 GMT

BRASILIA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Latin America’s economy is expected to grow 5.9% this year and 2.9% in 2022, which is not enough to recover from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a regional forecast by multilateral bodies on Thursday.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Pan American Health Organization said in a report that the pandemic had brought an unprecedented increase in unemployment and extreme poverty in the region. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle Editing by Brad Haynes)

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