[QODLink]
Americas
US candidates overlook issue of poverty
A growing number of Americans live below poverty line, yet neither candidate emphasises the issue.
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2012 20:49

Democrats from across the United States are in North Carolina for the party's national convention which begins on Tuesday.

The event is an opportunity for Barack Obama and his party to lay out their agenda for the 2012 presidential elections.

An estimated 46 million people are living in poverty in the US, but neither candidate has much addressed the issue of poverty.
 
Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Charlotte, North Carolina.

70

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.