Peru in 28th place in the “World’s Happy People” ranking

Isabel Guerra

Peru is currently ranked in the 28th position in the "world’s happiest people" ranking that the British The New Economics Foundation has developed.

The index measured three variables: life expectancy, level of satisfaction (expressed by residents of each country) and environmental practices.

Dominican Republic figures in the second place and Guatemala in the fourth; the places between the sixth and tenth position are held by Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras and Brazil, respectively.

The research shows that developed countries like United States (position 114), China (20) and India (35) "were happier and greener" 20 years ago, and that the situation has worsened regarding to to the exploitation of natural resources.

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