I had lunch at my Pastors house yesterday and the conversation turned to the unemployment for young people here in Uruguay, about 50% I also found out that the kids who work at McDonalds make about $1 per hour. There are no overtime laws here so they work anywhere from 48-60 hours per week.
Now put this into perspective. When you go to the mall the line at McDonald's is always full of young kids. A Big Mac meals costs around 150 pesos, at an exchange rate of 22 pesos per hours thats $6.81.
The dividing line between the haves and the have nots is wide!