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14 Million People In Latin America, Caribbean At Risk Of Hunger, U.N. Report Says

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posted on May, 28 2020 @ 07:57 PM
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The coronavirus pandemic has put nearly 14 million people in the Caribbean and Latin America at risk of missing meals, according to a report released Wednesday from the U.N.'s World Food Programme.

The virus has spread quickly in the region in recent weeks, with Latin America surpassing Europe and the United States in its daily numbers of new coronavirus cases reported.

The Americas have become the "epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic," the Pan American Health Organization said earlier this week.

14 Million People In Latin America, Caribbean At Risk Of Hunger, U.N. Report Says

We in the USA are too often unaware of our neighbor's pain.

(doesn't help to have a news media pursuing domestic politics 24/7)

some places (Haiti, most inner cities) were problem areas before the virus.

I suspect Venezuela is a real basket case now.

anyone with contacts down there that can give us any first-hand info?




posted on May, 28 2020 @ 08:01 PM
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I live in Colombia. My belly is full. Doesn't seem to be any shortages here in Cali, anyways.



posted on May, 28 2020 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

I have friends in the Cayman's and Antigua.

Life seems normal as usual from what I have seen. Although not quite like Haiti, or some of the more impoverished islands, the Caribbean seems to be handling it all well. Cuba was sending doctors all over the world to help when this all started.



posted on May, 28 2020 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

This is tragic.

Sadly, the experts knew this would happen, as they
study these types of events with their NGO think
tanks and universities. One must wonder why
they were willing to bring on this plague?

What was of such importance that they needed
to bring the world to it's knees?



posted on May, 28 2020 @ 08:22 PM
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Humm... Could the UN be twisting things to cause more fear?

Fact: Sick people don't feel like eating as much and skip a meal or two.

UN: Meals being skipped means people are starving.

MSM: Let's run with the frightening story and repeat often.


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posted on May, 28 2020 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

That's terrible people are going to miss meals. Why is nothing ever said about the 18000 kids under 5 who died yesterday or are going to die today and tomorroww and every day from starvation.
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posted on May, 28 2020 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: beyondknowledge

Could be.

I know they measure food insecurity by whether or not kids know what they're having for the next meal, not whether or not they know they're having the next meal.

By that measure our son is food insecure, but he never doubts he's eating. We just don't always know exactly what we'll be having from meal to meal ... because we have options and aren't sure which will appeal to us more.



posted on May, 29 2020 @ 02:52 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero Where do they did this crap up? why do you think countrys shut down,control all news,I see people there no problems anymore then us,people believe whatever they hear on TV



posted on May, 29 2020 @ 03:35 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

So, when asking what they want to eat when getting ready to prepare or order a meal, you are creating food insecurity according to the UN. To them that is bad even though there are many options available.

The UN does not like the question "You want fries with that?" unless it is pre planned?

Strange logic this is. I did not know that was how it worked.



posted on May, 29 2020 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: beyondknowledge

Close, but not quite.

I recall that at least during the last admin here in the US when food insecurity was a big issue, the question they used to determine if school kids were classified as food insecure was asking them if they knew what they were having for dinner (or whatever their next meal would be). It was yes or no.

The problem with that being that unless family plans its meals, even families that always know they will have food on the table will end up as food insecure because the kids will tend to answer "no" quite truthfully. They probably won't know what they're having even if they do have every belief they'll have supper because they always do.



posted on May, 29 2020 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: ElGoobero

I have friends in the Cayman's and Antigua.

Life seems normal as usual from what I have seen. Although not quite like Haiti, or some of the more impoverished islands, the Caribbean seems to be handling it all well. Cuba was sending doctors all over the world to help when this all started.


its possible most people are doing fine and the UN / media want to get alarmist.

I honestly don't know whats going on down there. and I don't trust the media to tell me honestly.

so Ketsuko I guess they should have been asking the kids 'WILL you be having supper tonight', not what.
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posted on May, 29 2020 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

There are also the avid modelers who have gotten things wrong from the start too. They've been operating off the worst case scenario.

Remember, the US was supposed to have lost a minimum of 2.5 million people to this bug, but we've managed to lose about 100,000 as of today. Now, don't get me wrong, 100,000 is a lot of people, but it's a mere fraction of the lowball estimate of 2.5 million we were told at the outset by the modelers.

So if the modelers are still working the worst case data using assumed supply chain disruptions caused by the economic disruptions caused by the shutdown ... then I supposed we can guess that the resulting issues might cause a fraction of the projected numbers here? So, OK, there are going to be some people at risk of hunger beyond the norm because of the economic, but will it be 14 million? I guess it depends on how much you trust the modelers at this point.



posted on May, 29 2020 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
you're right of course
the deep state has taken over and one cannot trust the 'numbers' of any government operation, including (especially) the UN.

Reuters is about the only global source I halfway trust. other news orgs are either too political or don't bother with the third world.



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posted on Jun, 2 2020 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

I got grapes today that came from Chile. I don't really have a point, I guess, so make of that what you will.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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is wine ok..a reply to: TheSpanishArcher



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: ElGoobero


The coronavirus pandemic has put nearly 14 million people in the Caribbean and Latin America at risk of missing meals, according to a report released Wednesday from the U.N.'s World Food Programme.

The virus has spread quickly in the region in recent weeks, with Latin America surpassing Europe and the United States in its daily numbers of new coronavirus cases reported.

The Americas have become the "epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic," the Pan American Health Organization said earlier this week.

14 Million People In Latin America, Caribbean At Risk Of Hunger, U.N. Report Says

We in the USA are too often unaware of our neighbor's pain.

(doesn't help to have a news media pursuing domestic politics 24/7)

some places (Haiti, most inner cities) were problem areas before the virus.

I suspect Venezuela is a real basket case now.

anyone with contacts down there that can give us any first-hand info?



Fake News.

I have folks all over the Caribbean and Latin America and no one has voiced this concern. They are all doing well. Many of these nations experienced little to no COVID infection soooo, not sure where this story is coming from.

Garbage report.



posted on Jun, 4 2020 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

well, hopefully.
there are always pockets of poverty.
and of course Venezuela is a basket case (thank you socialism)



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 08:56 PM
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Peru reporting in.

My fiance and I are scraping by, we live in a fairly low income area in the city.

Our neighbors who live on the hills though, they are very vulnerable and the most poor, we want to help them, but we are still locked in our houses.




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