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Millions starving in Central America

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In Guatemala, the problem is particularly severe. Even before the storms hit, some 3.7 million people - or more than a fifth of the population - were already suffering high levels of acute food insecurity, according to a report prepared for a United Nations hunger tracking body by the government's Food and Nutritional Security Secretariat.

The U.N. defines acute food insecurity as food shortages that put people's lives or livelihoods in immediate danger. Nearly half a million of those people were considered to be in a situation of emergency, the report said.

Full article at Reuters Trust: Link

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godnodog

and some people keep denying climate change

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RoofGardener
14 minutes ago, godnodog said:

and some people keep denying climate change

Or the fact that it was in a civil war for 36 years ? 

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godnodog
Just now, RoofGardener said:

Or the fact that it was in a civil war for 36 years ? 

The article does not mention it as a cause, it does not even makes any mention to it.

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RoofGardener
8 minutes ago, godnodog said:

The article does not mention it as a cause, it does not even makes any mention to it.

The article restricts it's scope to the last 12 months. It specifies that a major cause of the poverty was Covid-19. 

It also mentions storm damage. However, I don't believe there have been more storms this year than there where 100 years ago ? 

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kartikg

Only if they used land for growing fruits and vegetables instead of coke. 

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rashore
8 minutes ago, kartikg said:

Only if they used land for growing fruits and vegetables instead of coke. 

Coca plants are more South America, not so much Central America. And besides, a coca plant won't grow well during droughts and storms just as much as it deters fruits and veggies and coffee crops. 

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