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40 percent of Jalisco lives in poverty

Poverty levels continue to rise in Mexico, with the latest statistics from the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval) showing that over 53 percent of the population can no longer afford to pay for the basic food basket.

The number of poor people rose from 52.8 million in 2010 to 53.3 million (45.5 percent of the population) in 2012, while according to Coneval, 11.5 million people (9.8 percent of the population) live in extreme poverty and lack basic services such as health, food, education and housing. The number of people without social security also rose from 69.6 million in 2010 to 71.4 million in 2012.

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