Argentina is getting an unfairly bad rap from the international community, said Alberto A. Buiton, a professor of sociology at the University of Buenos Aires.
“It’s an extremely important country and a very important part of the world, and it’s also a very big one in terms of the population and the size of its economy,” Buitonspan, who researches poverty and inequality, told ABC News.
“But we have to remember that this is a very small country and we have not developed the institutions that are needed to do the work that it needs to do.
It’s been a very slow process.”
In a 2015 study, the United Nations World Food Program estimated that Argentina has about 3.2 million people living on $1.30 a day.
The U.N. said in its 2016 report that “over 90 percent of the people living in extreme poverty in Argentina do not have access to the basic necessities.”
Buitonsan said it is “not surprising” that many Argentines, especially women, don’t have enough money to feed themselves and their families.
But he added that it is not the case that Argentines lack the necessary institutions to ensure that they get access to basic services like health care and education.
“I think it’s really important to emphasize that we have the right to education and that we do have the ability to go to the doctor or to the hospital and to take care of ourselves and our families,” he said.
“So that’s why we have so many institutions.
We have a health system, we have a social system, and we also have a financial system.”
For decades, Argentina has been on the forefront of a global movement against poverty.
Last year, Argentina became the first country to declare a national poverty reduction target, and the country has announced plans to make it mandatory for children to go without food for two weeks.
Argentina also has been the target of a $50 million initiative to eradicate extreme poverty, which is part of a wider campaign to reduce poverty and help people who are struggling.
The world body’s 2016 report said that Argentina was one of only two countries in the world that still has a “significant poverty gap” when it comes to children living in poverty, with children living on an average of $11.35 per day.
“This gap is significant because it shows how little the country of Argentina actually spends on health and education,” the report said.
Buiton said that the report is a testament to the work of Argentines in the field of poverty alleviation.
“I think there are some very good stories, but I think the main point is that we don’t really have a system that we can rely on that is really capable of giving us the social and health care that we need,” he added.
The report highlighted the role that education plays in reducing poverty, but Buitospan said that education is still not enough.
“The key thing that we really need to do is education and social skills.
We also need to understand the need to get out of the house, because we don, in many ways, live in the same society,” he told ABCNews.com.
“If you can’t do that, you’re just living on the margins.
We really need the social capital that we’ve got to create a culture that is not based on money.”
Buitson said there are many other factors that contribute to poverty, including the prevalence of corruption and social inequality.
“And then there are other things that have to do with inequality and social disadvantage,” he explained.
“Because the world’s poor are mostly concentrated in some places and the world as a whole has become much richer in a relatively short time.”