It's an idea that is now spreading around on Twitter in the global development community. Maybe the reason President Donald Trump called El Salvador, Haiti and nations in Africa "shithole countries" is because of the way the media and aid groups portray poor countries. The idea was brought up by Owen Barder , the vice president of the Center for Global Development , a think tank on international issues like aid and poverty, in a Tweet he posted on Friday: That sentiment was echoed by Dina Pomerantz , a prominent development economist at the University of Zurich. "When well-meaning people describe poverty as a hellhole, we shouldn't be surprised that people end up thinking of poor places as 'shitholes,' " she tweeted . One NGO lauded the conversation...
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