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Pace of Hunger Reduction in Latin America Slowing: U.N. Agency

Date Published: 
11/22/2012
Summary: 

About 49 million people were hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2010 and 2012, indicating a slower pace of hunger reduction due to weaker economic growth and high levels of inequality, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. (..) The export-dependent region is undergoing a commodities-led boom, but a slowdown in key trade partner China and unequal wealth distribution have hurt efforts to combat hunger, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report.