Latin America Facing Growing Hunger, Obesity Rates, U.N. Report Shows

NPR: Latin America Is Facing A Hunger Pandemic
“Latin America is facing a pandemic of malnutrition. Hunger and obesity are rising side by side in the region. The working poor who can’t afford a nutritious diet are suffering at times from a lack of food and at others from an overabundance of poor-quality food. A new report from a consortium of United Nations agencies finds that the number of people experiencing hunger in Latin America has grown steadily over the past five years…” (Beaubien, 12/9).

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