Latin America Showed Most Significant Increase In Happiness, World Report Finds

The happiest country in the world may not be in Latin America, but the region’s future is looking very bright.

Northern Europe houses the globe’s happiest nations but Latin America was the region that demonstrated the most significant increase in happiness, according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2013 World Happiness Report released Monday.

Of the countries that showed a considerable improvement in well-being, more than half were located in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the 2010-2012 period, the report adds, the region also saw a decline in inequality of happiness and reported significantly lower perceptions of corruption.

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