Technically Haiti is latin country because speaks french, that is a latin language. But when thinking about Latin America most people don't think about Haiti, because it is completly different in economy and culture than the other Latin American countries.
Haiti is a piece of Africa in America. It's GDP per capita is (with purchasing power parity) is 1.742 US$. The life expetancy at birth is 51,6 years and only 51,9% of the population is able to read and write
If you take Haiti away, than you will have a though fight between Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Bolivia has the worst GDP per capita (2.587 US$) and the worst life expetancy at birth (64,1 years)
Guatemala has the lowest rate of literacy: 69,1%
Acording to the United Nations National Development Index, Guatemala is ranked in the last place in Iberian America (countries in America that speak Portuguese and Spanish): 117o. Honduras is 116, Bolivia is 113, Nicaragua 112, Nicaragua 104.
Haiti is ranked 153.
Peru is ranked 79.
GDP per capita: 5.260 US$
Life expetancy at birth: 70,0
United Nations Development Report 2005
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