More than 56 million people have been lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
A new UNDP report says poverty levels in the period from 2000-2012 fell from 41.7% to 25.3% of the population.
But despite the progress, it warned that some 200m people, or 37.8% of the population, remained vulnerable.
The UNDP has called for more investment in social protection programmes.
It calculates poverty as living with less than $4 (£2.40) a day. ... Read more about UNDP: Poverty down in Latin America and the Caribbean - BBC News