The Greying Of Latin America

Within a decade, Latin American and developing countries will begin to experience their own baby boomer generation.
November 2, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Although it is still relatively youthful compared with much of the rest of the world, Latin America is graying quickly. In Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela, the percentage of elderly in the population is projected to double between 2000 and 2025. Rapid emigration of young workers to the United States is accelerating the trend, particularly in the tiny countries of Central America and the Caribbean...

For some, the future is already here. The Western Hemisphere's oldest country isn't the United States or Canada. It's Uruguay, where more than 17% of the population is over 60.

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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