Mexico's welfare revolution

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    Mexico's welfare revolution

    Almost one in three Mexicans doesn't have enough food to eat. In an effort to break the vicious cycle of poor nutrition, bad health and inadequate education, the government is giving direct cash handouts to women in the most marginal rural communities. This new social welfare scheme is called Progresa.

    An estimated 2.65 million rural households like Emma's receive money from Progresa. And there are signs that the program is working.

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    Mexico's welfare system is... the United States.
     
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