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Child poverty grew by 44% in Salto province, northern Uruguay

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The figures are alarming. Child poverty grew by 44% in 2020 in northern Uruguay, specifically in the department of Salto. There was "an exponential growth of child poverty," assured the director of the Uruguayan Institute for Children and Adolescents (INAU), Natalia Argenzio.

The mayor of this department, Andrés Lima, confessed that although he did not know the exact number of children and adolescents living in child poverty, he was aware of the situation.

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