Pope Francis condemns speculation with food commodities at FAO conference

“The hungry remain, at the street corner, and ask to be recognized as citizens, to receive a healthy diet. We ask for dignity, not for charity”“The hungry remain, at the street corner, and ask to be recognized as citizens, to receive a healthy diet. We ask for dignity, not for charity”

Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits today, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger. Addressing a United Nations conference on nutrition, he called on rich nations to share their wealth and denounced waste, excessive consumption and unequal distribution of food.

Petrobras case revealing the extent of corruption in Brazil's political system

”You can’t even put a brick on the ground if you don’t reach some kind of agreement (with politicians),” said defense attorney Mário Oliveira Filho”You can’t even put a brick on the ground if you don’t reach some kind of agreement (with politicians),” said defense attorney Mário Oliveira Filho

The lawyer of the Brazilian lobbyist Fernando Baiano, who was finally arrested in an ongoing investigation into corruption at state oil company Petrobras, has said that “no public work is done in Brazil without a bribe” and that the people who deny allegation of corruption “ignore the country’s history.”

Cristina Fernandez rests in Patagonia and prepares for regional agenda

The Argentine leader will be attending the inauguration of Unasur headquarters in Quito, a building named after her late husband Nestor KirchnerThe Argentine leader will be attending the inauguration of Unasur headquarters in Quito, a building named after her late husband Nestor Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez left Thursday evening for El Calafate, Santa Cruz province, to spend the long weekend with her family, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro reported.

Former Brazilian minister blames Argentina for lack of EU/Mercosur trade accord

“Mercosur is stalled, maybe it's time to declare the independence of Brazil from that group”, said Furlan“Mercosur is stalled, maybe it's time to declare the independence of Brazil from that group”, said Furlan

A former Brazilian Development minister and currently member of the board of BRF, one of the world's leading food corporations, Luiz Fernando Furlan said Brazil is far away from world trade agreements and urgently needs to review policies in this area, including participation in Mercosur.

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