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Indigenous Triqui women lead the march of striking farm workers as it arrives at the fence at the Mexico-U.S. border. Photo: David Bacon

Indigenous Triqui women lead the march of striking farm workers as it arrives at the fence at the Mexico-U.S. border. Workers marched to the border to protest their low wages (about $9 a day) and draw attention to the fact that the tomatoes and strawberries they pick are exported to the U.S. Photo: © David Bacon

“The workers of San Quintín Valley are no longer willing to be invisible” David Bacon Equal Times January 20, 2016

Graffiti of a young boy on a Baltimore street. Photo: John Brucato/ Flickr

Graffiti on a Baltimore street. Photo: John Brucato/ Flickr

The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham Washington Post January 29, 2016

n rural Ohio, teens from Guatemala are found debeaking chickens at an egg farm while living in “horrible” conditions, the government says. Photo: ©  Ty Wright/The Washington Post

In rural Ohio, teens from Guatemala are found debeaking chickens at an egg farm while living in “horrible” conditions, the government says. Photo: ©  Ty Wright/The Washington Post

Failures in handling unaccompanied migrant minors have led to trafficking Abbie VanSickle Washington Post January 26, 2016

Thou shalt not toss food: Enlisting religious groups to fight waste Elizabeth Godoy NPR January 19, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, far right, highlighted his background — the son of a bartender and a maid — during the Kemp Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Mr. Rubio also noted that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, sitting next to him, understood the challenges of struggling Americans, with a father who delivered mail. Photo: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, far right, highlighted his background — the son of a bartender and a maid — during the Kemp Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Mr. Rubio also noted that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, sitting next to him, understood the challenges of struggling Americans, with a father who delivered mail. Photo: © Travis Dove/The New York Times

Republican candidates, minus Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, play nice at poverty forum Ashley Parker New York Times January 9, 2016 See also GOP policy forum: Its high notes and low notes Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 9, 2016

Rene Morales talks on the phone with his sister Rosa Vargas, who is being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Gilley, TX. Rosa's daughter, Junedi Mijangos, stands in the doorway. Photo: © Michael A. Schwarz/The Washington Post

Rene Morales talks on the phone with his sister Rosa Vargas, who is being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Gilley, TX. Rosa's daughter, Junedi Mijangos, stands in the doorway. Photo: © Michael A. Schwarz/The Washington Post

Deportation raids to continue, despite outcry Pamela Constable Washington Post January 8, 2016

Over 100 Christian leaders have asked each presidential candidate, “What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?”  These videos are the presidential candidates' response. Circle of Protection October 2015

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Beyond deportation: Fixing a broken immigration system David Bacon The American Prospect January 27, 2016

After canceling its presidential election, Haiti heads toward chaos Washington Post Editorial Board January 26, 2015

The surprising truth about the food movement Tamar Haspel Washington Post January 26, 2016

Ethiopia silences its critics with a deadly crackdown on dissent Washington Post Editorial Board January 8, 2015

Republican candidates grapple with a touchy topic: poverty Eduardo Porter New York Times January 12, 2015

Jeb Bush, please talk to Bob Dole about food stamps Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 12, 2016

GOP policy forum: Its high notes and low notes Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities January 9, 2016

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Dear Hunger Notes,
I am a teacher and cannot figure out which two years you are using when stating that the world population has grown 70% in 30 years. This stat seems to be cited widely. Could you please let me know? Thanks for your time. L. S.  British Columbia, Canada

Dear L. S.,
Did we really say that? Please let us know where as we can't locate the quote, and it is wrong. However the information is available. The US Census Bureau estimates for world population over the years are at International Programs - Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 - U.S. Census Bureau World population in 1984 was 4,774 million and in 2014 was 7,176 million for a growth of 2,402 million or 50.4 percent, not 70 percent. Selecting other years will give somewhat different answers; the population growth rate has slowly been dropping. I hope this answers your question.

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Ekai Lopeyak walks home carrying the body of one of his family’s goats, which he found dead outside the town of Kalokol on the western shore of Lake Turkana in November. Photo: © Emily H. Johnson/For The Washington Post

Ekai Lopeyak walks home carrying the body of one of his family’s goats, which he found dead outside the town of Kalokol on the western shore of Lake Turkana in November. Traditional pastoralists have turned to fishing in ever greater numbers in recent years as drought has decimated their herds of livestock. Photo: © Emily H. Johnson/For The Washington Post

Climate change could devastate Africa. It’s already hurting this Kenyan town. Abigail Higgins Washington Post January 30, 2016

Billions locked in poverty by public sector corruption, report shows. 2015 index of perceived corruption, which ranked Somalia as the worst offender, says more than 6 billion people live in countries where corruption is rife. Sam Jones The Guardian January 26, 2016

Woman selling fish in Kiribati. Photo: ©  Christopher Pala/IPS

Around the world, subsidized fishing fleets from Europe, China and Japan have depleted the fish populations on which coastal residents depend. Photo: ©  Christopher Pala/IPS

One fish, two fish, no fish: Rebuilding of fish stocks urgently needed Christopher Pala Inter Press Service January 21, 2016

Women mourn at the funeral for Dinka Chala, a schoolteacher who family members said was shot to death by military forces during a protest in Holonkomi, in the Oromo region of Ethiopia. Photo: ©  Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Women mourn at the funeral for Dinka Chala, a schoolteacher who family members said was shot to death by military forces during a protest in Holonkomi, in the Oromo region of Ethiopia. Photo: ©  Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopia confronts its worst ethnic violence in years as government tries to take away community lands Paul Schemm Washington Post January 14, 2015

As aid reaches Syrians, U.N. chief says withholding food is a war crime Somini Sengupta and Nick Cumming-Bruce New York Times January 14, 2015 Briefing: All you need to know about sieges in Syria IRIN Januray 12, 2016 Syrian government to allow aid, loosening the stranglehold on the starving city of Madaya Katherine Mackenzie Inter Press Service January 8, 2016

Thousands of farmer suicides prompt India to set up $1.3bn crop insurance scheme Agence-France Presse The Guardian January 13, 2016

Food firms slow to address twin scourges of undernutrition and obesity. Nutrition index says food and drink industry moving too slowly in providing healthy food, and criticizes marketing of breast milk substitutes. Sam Jones The Guardian January 13, 2016  See Global Access to Nutrition Index 2016

Small can of grain to be purchased.  Photo: © Jason Patinkin/IRIN

Food prices are down about 40 percent from their highs in 2011 measured in dollars, but, offsetting this to a significant degree for countries that have to import food, their currencies have weakened against the dollar, increasing the amount they have to pay for imported food.  Photo: © Jason Patinkin/IRIN

Low food prices but poor still go hungry Obi Anyadike IRIN News January 14, 2016

Government soldiers not yet ready to tackle the Simbas. Photo: © Guy Oliver/IRIN

Government soldiers not yet ready to tackle the Simbas. Photo: © Guy Oliver/IRIN

Congo’s forgotten war: The militia of Mambasa Claude Muhindo Sengenya IRIN News January 8, 2015

Women working the fields in India where a vast number farm, but make little money. Photo: © Neeta Lal/IPS

Women working the fields in India where a vast number farm, but make little money. Photo: © Neeta Lal/IPS

India needs to "Save its Daughters" through education and gender equality. India ranks 130th of 155 countries in newly released gender inequality index. Neeta Lal Inter Press Service January 8, 2016

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Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert D. Putnam
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Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe Washington Post January 11, 2015
The Fortunes of Africa:  A 5000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor Martin Meredith 
Reviewed by Howard W. French Washington Post January 2, 2015
All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn Jason Sokol
Reviewed by David Levering Lewis New York Times January 9, 2015
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