Guatemala: low taxes, high inequality, malnutrition

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Michael Lipnick
Michael is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco Medical School and Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Michael is completing additional training in anesthesia and critical care and continues to pursue his interests in perioperative and trauma care in resource-constrained settings. Michael is a co-founder of the Global Health Hub and Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS).

Despite Guatemala’s lush and fertile landscape, inequality and malnutrition there are among the worst in the region.

A recent feature story in the Tico Times tells part of the story and provides interesting facts, such as over half of Guatemala is owned by only 2 percent of Guatemala’s 14 million people.

 

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