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Latam and Caribbean committed to eradicate hunger in the region by 2025

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Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have advanced a robust agenda aimed at achieving the eradication of hunger in the region, during a major FAO meeting which concluded on Friday in Chile. Read full article

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  • paulcedron

    learn from that camoron

    “Hunger is a 'national crisis', religious leaders tell Cameron
    Religious leaders and faith groups ask David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to tackle the causes of food poverty”

    “Cameron’s office calls police to stop bishops’ letter on hunger”

    ‘Taking food from the hungry’: UK govt rejects EU food bank subsidy”

    May 10th, 2014 - 02:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Roman Catholic Church of Argentina sources say

    30% - 60% POVERTY IN ARGENTINA

    up to 25 MILLION PEOPLE !!!

    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/argentina/argentina_economy.html

    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/argentina/argentina_economy.html

    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/argentina/argentina_economy.html

    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/argentina/argentina_economy.html

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    @ 2 The Catholic Church also said this about the violence in Argland.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27354118

    In a statement released at their annual conference, they said violence was getting more ferocious than ever.

    The government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner responded by saying this was a “deliberate attempt” to blame it for the insecurity.

    Who else is responsible?

    The money that was budgeted for this “eradicate hunger” get together would have been better spent directly on the hungry.

    What a waste. How come some people get paid handsome money and don't have to contribute not one thing to get that money.

    If they really cared about hunger they would fire themselves.

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    the sad thing is that britain will end in the same way as all these 3rd world countries.
    in fact, taking in account they have 13 million people living under the poverty line and a debt of +/- 1 trillion pounds (+/- 20.000 pound per inhabitant), britain is already a 3rd world country.

    well, welcome to the club.

    http://www.jrf.org.uk/media-centre/report-reveals-new-face-uk-poverty
    http://www.jrf.org.uk/media-centre/report-reveals-new-face-uk-poverty

    May 10th, 2014 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JoseAngeldeMonterrey

    According to the national statistic bureaus of most Latam countries, the region is living in paradise with cero poverty in Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador and other countries with “progressive” governments. Some people may go out to the streets to protests, but they are “fascist” protesters who don´t understand all the glory and benefits of the economic models they live in.

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @1,4
    Paul, you really have not got a clue have you. What do you mean by poverty,there are different criteria country by country. What maybe poor in the West, maybe middle class in some Latam countries.

    May 10th, 2014 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1, 4 The sad thing is that you use these “bleeding heart” protests to divert attention from your own “country's” failures. It would be even more sad if you actually believed this garbage. Even if 1 million UK people were using foodbanks, which they aren't, it's still only 1.6% of the UK population. Compare that to argieland's 25 million out of a total 41 million. More like 61%! Meanwhile CFK and her cronies keep on skimming and salting. Do you work? How much do you think she's stolen from you personally? Isn't she up to around US$40 million now? That's what she declares AND what she doesn't.

    May 10th, 2014 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Paul, you ignorance is only surpassed by your stupidity.

    Whereas many non Latin American posters here have experience in Latin America it is increasingly obvious you have never been to Europe, nor anywhere else in the 'West'.

    Why don't you comment on the article? Too embarrassed?

    Shouldn't you be glad that better educated and more intelligent people than you are attempting to alleviate the massive problems that Latin America faces?

    I can assure you that no one in the UK goes hungry.

    Please count the number of Latin American countries on this list and report back.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/most-miserable-places-in-the-world-2014-4
    If you are correct you can have biscuit.

    Besitos!

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    8
    “Whereas many non Latin American posters here have experience in Latin America it is increasingly obvious you have never been to Europe, nor anywhere else in the 'West'.”

    it seems to me that you have never left the islets in your whole life.
    and worse, it seems you dont even know where the “WEST” is.
    ever heard of the prime meridian?
    no?
    do you know where are the americas regarding the prime meridian?
    no?

    go back to school.

    May 10th, 2014 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    9 niño

    “and worse, it seems you dont even know where the “WEST” is.
    ever heard of the prime meridian?
    no?
    do you know where are the americas regarding the prime meridian?”

    Dummy,

    “The West” is a geo-political designation for nations ALIGNED with the powers of the Western Hemisphere, whether they are west of the Prime Meridian or not.
    The “West” includes North America, Britain, Portugal, and Spain, west of the PM, but also the countries of “Western Europe”, Italy, Germany, Greece, Austria, France, etc. etc. etc. Even Australia is part of “The West”.

    Stop lecturing others when you have no idea what you are talking about.

    STAY in school a bit longer, niño !!

    May 10th, 2014 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    10
    super tonto toy
    in the contemporary cultural meaning, the phrase “western world” includes europe, as well as many countries of EUROPEAN COLONIAL ORIGIN with substantial european ancestral populations in the AMERICAS.

    now, where do you think argentina belongs to, in political or cultural terms, you genius.
    it belongs to the eastern world?
    the middle east?
    the arab countries?
    is it a post-soviet state?

    May 10th, 2014 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    11 niño

    “now, where do you think argentina belongs to, in political or cultural terms, you genius.
    it belongs to the eastern world?
    the middle east?
    the arab countries?
    is it a post-soviet state?”

    you tell me, sonny, you live there.

    I'm interested to hear your answer.

    May 10th, 2014 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Umm. ... Argentina? Third World?

    or soon will be.

    Did you click on my link paulie? Argentina comes in as the fourth most miserable country to live in.
    In the world!

    Not sure what you are referring to with 'islets'? There are many, many small islands on this planet. Some of which I have visited and many I have not.

    You, I presume, have only been on Google Earth.

    Keep saving up for your bus fare. Travel really does broaden the mind!

    May 10th, 2014 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    13 ilsen

    “Travel really does broaden the mind!”

    niño,
    You could make up your own mind whether Venezuala is “Western”,
    or Ecuador, or Uruguay, or Cuba ???

    May 10th, 2014 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    boludos various

    do not confuse party politics of current governments with culture, you boludos x1000.
    who cares if mujica is a leftist politician?
    uruguay still is part of the western world, like it or not.

    now, taking in account your supine ignorance about everything (languages, geography, history, politics, you name the rest) it is clear that you have never left those sad islets.

    ok, no one expects a 3rd class pleb, who has spent his / her whole life in a tiny village like puerto stanley, to have more general culture than a pajuerano.

    so try to travel more, read more, and if you find an adult school in the islets, rush to sign up.

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The future of Uruguay is certainly pseudo-Western.

    By that I mean the majority of YOUNG people want to be “western” as they perceive it to the point of adoring everything “Americano”, or “English”, the latter I must admit rather amazed me.

    These are youngsters of both sexes in the 14 to 22 YO range who I have spoken to during the last 30 months in regard to helping them with IT and commerce. They are also “bright” and may not be totally representative of their peer group.

    But isn’t that the same everywhere except in The Dark Country?

    Whether Uruguay is third world or not is another matter entirely.

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    argentina, uruguay, south africa, brazil, etc, are “western” and 3rd world (emerging) countries at the same time.

    everybody (except the usual pelotudos here) knows it.

    now the point is that britain also belongs to that category.
    only the same pelotudos, including this 4th class paper, can deny it.

    “..More worrying are the indications that Britain is ceasing to be a developed economy and is now on course to swap places with one of the emerging economic giants.
    Take our balance-of-payments problem. Britain last ran a current-account surplus in 1983. Since then, it has been in deficit. Worse, it has been borrowing money from countries such as China in order to buy goods made in, yes, China.”

    “Britain’s labour market is a mess – another sign of a relegation candidate. Many native workers, considered too unproductive and poorly trained to be of use, are paid beer money in the form of benefits to keep them quiet, while better qualified foreigners are recruited instead.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157055/Why-Britain-join-Third-World.html

    May 10th, 2014 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    learn from that camoron

    the British give 10 billion plus, how much you give,
    the British have given over 35 billion in 4 years, -what have you given,

    the world have given around a trillion dollars since the 1970s, and some still cant get a glass of fresh water,
    is that our fault, or foreign corruption in these 3/4th world countries,

    you only speak for one==you.....

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @17 Laughing at paulie!

    Here's how...

    1. You used the Daily Mail (!) as a source. If you had ever been to the UK you would know that it is a low grade tabloid that is notorious for dramatic, shit-stirring 'scare' stories intended to boost it's advertising revenue.
    2. It is not a news article but an opinion piece promoting the author's book release.
    3. Your source was published in June 2012, so is almost two years old.
    4. (and this is truly funny) The title of the book is. ...
    Going South. Why Britain will have a Third World Economy by 2014.

    What year is it now paulie?
    How is Britain's Economy currently performing paulie?

    Obviously a crap book. Like your posts really.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with this Mercopress article, nothing whatsoever to do with people suffering from hunger and deprivation in Latin America RIGHT NOW. What are you doing to help paulie? It is your responsibility (partly) is it not?

    PS. I think you are completely out of your league posting on here, you really are struggling aren't you paulie?

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    17 niño

    ”argentina, uruguay, south africa, brazil, etc, are “western” and 3rd world (emerging) countries at the same time.“

    I see you left out your SA hermanos, Venezuela, Ecuador , and Cuba.

    Are they ”Western“, and I don't just mean ”located geographically west of the Prime Meridian” ??

    May 10th, 2014 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    @2 & 3

    The Catholic Church also said the earth was flat...

    May 10th, 2014 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    21

    Even then, they were more believable than INDEC, CFK, and “Stevie”

    May 10th, 2014 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @22
    Bahahaha! Thanks Troy.

    Yup, http://en.mercopress.com/2014/05/09/the-indigence-basic-food-basket-in-argentina-climbed-40-in-12-months#comments

    May 11th, 2014 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    boludo 19
    yes, you nabo, the daily mail, like 99% of the english press is crap.
    you can include this “newspaper” too.

    the curious thing is that the daily mail is the second most important paper in englandia, only overpassed by the worst of all, the sun.

    it says something about the average english, no?

    boludo 20
    you cannot understand it, can you?
    being a western country is a cultural and geographical thing, not a partisan issue.

    what would happen for you if venezuela´s next president is a neo liberal, conservador or whatever.
    they will suddenly be part of occidente again?

    go back to school.

    May 11th, 2014 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Paulie started this argument with the #1 post on this thread by not posting about the article itself, (and potential positive outcomes for Latin America), but launching a vitriolic and unsubstantiated attack at the UK/David Cameron.
    Paulie lost this early on in thread and then lost every other argument he has tried to provoke here.
    Paulie is nothing but a troll who loses all the silly fights he starts. I was going to have him banned but I think we should keep him around for sport.

    I also very aware of the location of the Meridian line as it runs through London. I frequently take guests down to Greenwich where there is a copper line set in stone as an accurate marker. Tourists enjoy being photographed stand astride it, with one foot in the East and one in West!

    May 11th, 2014 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    24 pinko niño

    “what would happen for you if venezuela´s next president is a neo liberal, conservador or whatever.
    they will suddenly be part of occidente again?”

    Very much partisan and ideologically based.

    Cuba does not have a “Neo-liberal” government and it is regarded as “Eastern Bloc ”

    Cuba's ally ( read, 'controlled by ' Cuba ) Venezuela, is not currently “occidente” as you say, and it has no Neo-Liberal government either, as you pointed out.
    Sounds a bit 'orient' to me.
    Ecuador, are they pals with the US or UK? Are they Neo-Liberal?? Could they be Eastern Bloc, too??

    Uruguay ?
    - friends with Venezuela
    - no Neo-Liberals
    - Tupa is president- “Oriental”

    Now, Argentina??
    - Neo-Liberals ? No.
    - Pals with Chile, UK and US ? No.
    - Pals with Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay? Yes
    - oriente ?

    “”Eastern Bloc“ was sometimes used interchangeably with the term Second World, and was opposed by the Western Bloc. The Soviet-aligned members of the Eastern Bloc besides the Soviet Union are often referred to as ”satellite states“ of the Soviet Union.[43][44][45][255][256][257][258][259][260][261] In the 1920s, ”Eastern bloc” was used to refer to a loose alliance of eastern and central European countries.

    Other countries that were not Soviet Socialist Republics, not Soviet Satellite States or not in Europe were sometimes referred to as being in the Eastern Bloc, Soviet Bloc or Communist Bloc, including:

    The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (1978 to 1992)
    The United Arab Republic (a concatenation of Syria and Egypt 1958 to 1971)
    The Republic of Iraq (1968 to 1992)
    The Republic of Cuba from 1960
    The People's Republic of China before the Sino-Soviet split of 1960
    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) from 1945
    The Mongolian People's Republic
    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1954
    The People's Republic of Kampuchea (1979 to 1990)”

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Bloc

    Sorry, niño - you fail

    May 11th, 2014 - 05:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Troy
    Uruguay is “Republica Oriental del Uruguay”, with reference to the river Uruguay.
    Maybe you should just stick to explain the world through your bible.
    It surely explains why you know so darn little about our continent...

    May 11th, 2014 - 09:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Well done paulie. You are now calling your own sources 'crap'. So that leaves you in the crapper, I guess.

    You have just proved your self wrong.

    Lol!

    May 11th, 2014 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    27
    Another irrelevant Stevie post that lands way off the mark.

    The geographical reference in Uruguay's name has no reference to their ideology.

    But feel free to chime in with something useful here.

    What do you feel the 'orient'-ation of Uruguay to be ??

    Oh, that's right, how would you know - you don't live there.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    It is what the Uruguayan population chose it to be, Troy.
    And the government is doing an excellent job in representing them, although they are a bit soft, should you ask me...

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    I did ask you, but you are being deliberately vague.

    No matter, that's just you.

    :-)

    May 11th, 2014 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Why is it I'm always responsible for your lack of wits?

    Is that just me as well?

    May 11th, 2014 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    So far,
    it's your lack of content
    and your lack of compassion

    May 11th, 2014 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    lol
    can´t believe this pair can be so pelotudo.
    troy and ilsen, you are perfect for each other

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    paulie. All comments must be in English. So if you want to call me an asshole, please respect the forum and do so in English.

    You do remember English? The primary World Language?

    Ok, well done.
    So do you have anything to say (after 34 comments) about the actual article?
    “All thirty-three countries of the region have reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger by 2025 via the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative, as well as pledged to strengthen actions to eliminate malnutrition.”

    Surely this is a good thing that should be celebrated?

    May 12th, 2014 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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