Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 05/2015

Fiscal Policy, Inequality, and the Ethnic Divide in Guatemala

Maynor Cabrera, Nora Lustig, Hilcías E. Morán

March 2015

Center for Global Development


Guatemala is one of the most unequal countries in Latin America and has the highest incidence of poverty. The indigenous population is more than twice as likely to be poor than the nonindigenous group.