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GUATEMALA: Region will Have Highest Rate of Ageing in 2050

Prensa Libre on 1 October reported that the Latin American and Caribbean ageing rate is faster than developed countries and a quarter of the region's population will be over 60 years in the middle of this century, according to a report, entitled "Ageing in the XXI century: a celebration and a challenge" released today by UNFPA. It is estimated that the number of sexagenarians, which currently stands at 63.1 million (10 percent of the total population), will triple and reach 187 million in a 38-year horizon. That figure represents 25 percent of the total population, the same proportion as currently observed in developed countries. Read in Spanish: Prensa Libre

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