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Latin America, Caribbean Experience More Hunger, Rising Threat Of Overweight, Obesity, FAO/PAHO Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Latin America and Caribbean falling off ‘zero hunger’ path towards 2030 — U.N. report
“The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, a United Nations-backed report shows. … Hunger rates have declined in 21 of the 27 countries of the region in recent years, but the absolute number of people suffering from hunger increased, according to the report published by FAO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)…” (10/12).

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