Latin America is booming, with more than 5.5 million people living in the region and millions more in neighbouring countries, and the continent is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 10 per cent between 2016 and 2020, according to the IMF.
The region has witnessed a rise in the number of religious minorities in recent years, with a record number of converts in 2016, with 1.3 million people converting.
According to the latest census data, the region’s population grew by almost 3 million people, with the fastest growth in the country of Guatemala, which was overtaken by El Salvador and Honduras as the fastest-growing country in Latin America in 2016.
The country is also experiencing a rise of religious pluralism, with religious leaders, ministers and religious institutions in the Central American country now representing more than 70 per cent of the country’s population.
In 2017, the number one cause of death among people who identified as Christians was suicide, according the WHO, and more than 60 per cent were male.
In 2016, the world’s most populous country, with 2.3 billion people, recorded a population of 1.8 billion, according United Nations Population Division.