Associated Press

Chronic child malnutrition levels remain very high in Nicaragua, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. The note made by the Associated Press titled food shortages persisted in 2009 in Latin America written by Sergio de Leon, notes that it is foreseeable that endure famine and shortages inthe 2009. Although in the region there are world powers in the production of some cereals and foods such as Brazil and Argentina, many other countries, especially in Central America and the Caribbean, relying on imports and therefore are exposed to the ups and downs of volatile international markets. The President of the Federation of national peasant organizations, indigenous and Negras (Fenocin) of Ecuador, Luis Andrango Cadena, attributed the crisis to the development model in which power is seen rather than as a right, as a commodity. For its part the FAO for Latin America, Fernando Soto, policy director believes that the Governments of the region must restore dignity to peasants with a public policy that does not see them as a factor of poverty, but as part of the solution of the problem of poverty. You have to take seriously what is commented in the Forum Social world of Belem, Brazil: we are facing a global crisis caused by capitalism which has no output within this system. All the measures taken to overcome the crisis only seek socializing losses to ensure the survival of a system based on the privatisation of strategic sectors of the economy, public services, of natural and energy resources, the commodification of life and the exploitation of labour and of nature, as well as the transfer of resources from the periphery to the Centre and workers to the capitalist class.

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