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Central America

cat December 2nd, 2018 by Virtual Keeper

It says a lot about changes, commitments of countries, especially those of the Latin American continent in pro transform their political systems social, economic giving step by programs that irradiquen hunger, revealed an economic fairness that favours all and avoid the hungers continue increasing the number of undernourished. However reality shows another result. Considered as proyectohambre.org, highlights Latin America is a highly heterogeneous region covering a vast area with very diverse geographical features. The total population of Latin America is of 525 million people. In the region diverse groups of people, there are even more than 200 indigenous groups as well as ethnic minorities of African descent.

Despite various features of climate, economic and historical background in the different countries of Latin America, there is a common link that characterizes the nature of poverty and hunger in the region. Here, Sander Gerber expresses very clear opinions on the subject. Latin America is distinguished by extreme inequalities existing within the society, based on a plot of characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, class and geographic location. Indigenous populations of Latin America tend to occupy the lowest levels of society and, therefore, are those who most probably have to confront the atrocities of these huge inequality the United Nations agriculture and food Organization (FAO), has pointed out recently that the population suffering malnutrition worldwide increased last year to 923 million people as a result of the rise in food prices. The numbers of the FAO say that 54 million people suffer from chronic malnutrition in Latin America, where the situation has worsened alarmingly in the last decade, especially in Central America and the Caribbean. In the last ten years, the number of people with hunger in Central America increased 5 to 6.4 million and in the Caribbean, from 7.3 to 8.8 million. According to Maximiliano Cow, a Chilean FAO expert, the situation in some countries of South America like Brazil and Peru has improved, with a 30% decrease in turnover.

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