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    Scepticism surrounds Argentina poverty figures - 07 Sept 09

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Latin America, like many parts of the world, is continuing to struggle with the global recession. The United Nations estimates poverty is increasing as countries report rising unemployment figures.

    But there are growing concerns in Argentina that the government is manipulating the official statistics on poverty.

    Many people there say the actual numbers are far higher than the government is willing to admit. Teresa Bo reports on why the government may be trying to downplay the extent of poverty across the country.