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Despite Obesity Problems, Many In Mexico Are Food Insecure

“Despite talk of Mexico’s emerging middle class, 45.5 percent of this nation’s more than 118 million people remain mired in poverty,” GlobalPost reports, adding, “Though Mexico this year became the fattest of the world’s most populous countries, according to [the U.N.] Food and Agriculture Organization, millions still don’t get enough to eat.” The news agency examines an anti-hunger campaign relaunched this summer by President Enrique Peña Nieto, “touted as one of his government’s key social efforts.” However, “[c]ritics dismissed the campaign as a politically motivated scheme that ties aid to votes,” GlobalPost writes and discusses the program’s actions in several Mexican states (Althaus, 9/16).