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200 million(35 %) people under the age of 18 in Latin America and the Caribbean are poor.Poverty affects 82 million children aged 0 to 12, and 36 million teenagers(13-19). In Latin America, two out of every five people living in extreme poverty are children under 12? In cities, extreme poverty affects 22.1% of children(6- 12) In rural areas, the percentage is 51.9%.