Mexico’s ‘un cuarto más’ program aims to help 2 million people

The “un cuarto más” scheme (“one more room”), which aims to help more than two million people, was announced at a press conference on 12 October by Rosario Robles Berlango, the minister for urban development (pictured, centre).

She claimed the initiative would cut domestic violence, and have an economic impact in Mexico worth 20 billion pesos, or $1.2bn.

“It has been proven that overcrowding generates health problems and domestic violence, where most of the victims are girls and women,” she told reporters, adding that the problem was worse on the fringes of large urban areas, where migration leads . . .

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