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UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Environmental Outlook, 2003
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Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The population in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 85 percent between 1970 and 2001, from 285 million to about 528 million. In the same time, the annual growth rates fell from 2.5 percent to 1.5 percent, which is largely due to high level of urbanization, improvements in birth control programmes and social development factors.