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LAC Region Achieves MDG Hunger Targets, But Challenges Remain

Inter Press Service: Latin America’s Relative Success in Fighting Hunger
“The Latin American and Caribbean region is the first in the world to reach the two global targets for reducing hunger. Nevertheless, more than 34 million people still go hungry. ‘This is the region that best understood the problem of hunger, and it’s the region that has put the greatest emphasis on policies to assist vulnerable groups. The results achieved have been in accordance with that emphasis,’ FAO regional representative Raúl Benítez told IPS…” (Jarroud, 5/29).

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