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Great Expectations: What's It Like to Be 18 in Latin America?

July 24, 2017

To be 18 in Latin America today is to believe anything is possible.

After all, today’s young people have grown up in a time of almost unprecedented growth and opportunity. They are the first raised in a Latin America where the middle class outnumbers the poor. They are far more connected to the world via those ubiquitous smartphones  –  and have higher aspirations to match. About 84 percent of them believe they’ll reach their professional goals more easily than their parents did, according to a...

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