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Poverty in Nicaragua decreased in the last 15 years

Nicaragua, reducción, pobreza, infraestructuras

Poverty in Nicaragua decreased in the last 15 years

Managua, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The integration of the North and South Caribbean areas, after the construction of roads, telecommunications infrastructure and access to health, education, drinking water and sanitation, shows the reduction of poverty in Nicaragua.
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The deputy and executive secretary of the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), Jose Figueroa, pointed out the construction of 5,700 kilometers of highways in the last 15 years.

He also spoke of the increase in electricity coverage by more than 99 percent; the delivery of 125,000 homes and health investment, one of the largest in Latin America, with the expansion of the number of hospitals, health centers, specialized institutions, equipment and maternity homes in the same period.

The parliamentarian added that these advances allowed for the reduction of maternal and infant mortality and the permanence of free basic rights, and indicated the state financing of social programs such as school meals, the food production bonus and the Usura Cero (“Zero Usury”) plan.

According to Figueroa, the administration of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo (since 2017) also promotes projects related to subsidies for water and electricity for retirees and collective and inter-municipal urban transport, one of the cheapest in the region.

The General Budget of the Republic in 2022 includes a public investment program of 285 million dollars more than in 2021, with new sections of highways; as well as the promotion of a responsible policy of indebtedness and the incorporation of sources for the management of resources.


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