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# 1437: poorest countries : Lyall comments
From: J. David Lyall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am wondering how the "poorest country" is determined.
Haiti is certainly poor on average. I have never visited
any South American countries, but a co-worker of mine
married a Bolivian woman (Croatian Ustashi refugee stock)
and says that the Andean Indians are desperately poor.
The Indios are what, 80% of the population?
A rural policeman makes $30 US per month in Bolivia.
How does that compare with a Haitian country gendarme?
About 1/3 of the Haitian pay?
What figures do they use to justify this "poorest country in the
rubric. What does "rubric" mean?
J. David Lyall
[ Jedidiah Daudi in full ki-swahili ]