Image Gallery: The boom doesn’t reach everyone
Nicaragua’s economic growth is stable at about 3 per cent. The country benefits from having the majority of its population in the economically active age group. But the poverty indicators have only slightly improved in recent years. Nicaragua is still Latin America’s second poorest country: in rural areas more than 60 per cent live below the poverty line (less than two US dollars per day), whereas in the cities this is about 40 per cent.