World Food Day was the 16th October and, to ‘celebrate’, Danilo Valladares wrote an article for Inter Press Service, found on Global Issues. The article was titled, ‘Guatemala: Little Headway against Rampant Malnutrition’.
The Guatemalan population of 14 million has the highest rate of chronic malnutrition among children in Latin America, at 49.3 percent of under-fives, and one of the highest in the world, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)”.
This is serious as Guatemala certainly produces enough wealth to stop this happening.
It’s in the usual pockets.
On a ‘you could do better’ note – the UK Ambassador to Guatemala has a blog and she inadvertently named the 16th October as World Blogging Day (August 31st), admittedly on an entry to do with the hunger, and gave a link to a two year old article from the Economist, suggesting it was a year old.
Must do better – the hungry deserve nothing less.