DR living standards among region's lowest
DominicanToday.com – The report "Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All" ranks Chile as the country with higher living standards in Latin America and the Caribbean. Further down in the classification of "medium human development" is Dominican Republic at number 98. 

According to the report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), behind Chile (44) are Argentina (45), Barbados (47), Uruguay (48) and Cuba (51) as the best places to live in the region.

Behind those five countries the list continues with Panama (58), Antigua and Barbuda (60), Trinidad and Tobago (62), Granada (67), Costa Rica (69), Saint Kitts and Nevis (72), Venezuela (73), Jamaica (79), Peru (80), Dominica (81), Santa Lucia (82), Ecuador (83), Brazil (84), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (85) and Colombia (87).

El Salvador (105), Paraguay (107), Bolivia (108), Guyana (117), Honduras (121), Nicaragua (129) and Guatemala (131) are in the "medium human development" category.

Globally, Norway is the country that leads the Human Development Index released by the UN, followed by Australia, Holland, USA, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Sweden to complete the top ten rankings that has into account the income, life expectancy and level of education in each country.


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Jimmy, Rosalyn Carter arrive next week to help the poor, report

Former United States president Jimmy Carter will visit Dominican Republic for three days starting Wednesday to participate in several activities, including a gathering with president Leonel Fernandez.

He will be accompanied by his wife Rosalyn Carter, to participate in a awareness program through the Work Project of Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic.

Citing a source, newspaper El Nacional said Carter will arrive at Las Americas International Airport and will be received by Habitat for Humanity representatives, government officials, local business and industry leaders.

The source added that after the meetings with Habitat for Humanity Haiti, Carter and his wife plan to help 537 poor families with the construction of houses.


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