World: The Latin America and Caribbean Advantage: Family farming – a critical success factor for resilient food security and nutrition

Foreword The region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has made great strides in reducing hunger and poverty thanks to a positive macroeconomic environment and policies favouring the most vulnerable families. Today, however, the region is seeing an economic slowdown and there has been an increase in poverty over recent years (FAO, 2018a). Hunger, […]

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US Vows to Prevent Venezuela, Cuba From “Hijacking” Protests in Latin America – Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Washington will be helping governments in Latin America that it considers “legitimate” to prevent protests from turning into violent riots, while speaking at the University of Louisville on 2 December. Pompeo argued that such riots do not “reflect the democratic will of the people” of those countries. […]

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World: Latin America & the Caribbean: Weekly Situation Update (25 November-02 December 2019) As of 2 December 2019

KEY FIGURES 18 NAMED STORMS DURING THE 2019 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON4 CONSECUTIVE ABOVE-NORMAL HURRICANE SEASONS KEY FACTS Forecasts expect neutral El Niño conditions for 2020, which would benefit the first 2020 harvest season THE CARIBBEAN: HURRICANE SEASON The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends on 30 November, produced 18 named storms including six hurricanes, with […]

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