World Hunger News June 19 to July 2, 2008
The articles below were published in Hunger Notes between June 19 and July 2, 2008 and are now on the Hunger Notes front page,
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on the world food and hunger crisis with new updates.
Harsh grip of famine threatens millions in Ethiopia and Somalia
win' in Zimbabwe election. Zimbabweans told they must vote in runoff.
Tsvangirai quits Zimbabwe presidential election runoff--"We cannot ask them
to cast their vote, when that vote could cost them their lives." Raped for
US wheat begins new aid to North Korea, with greater monitoring
Farmer-turned-activist plants seeds of reform in China
Climate change likely to trigger global destabilization, US intelligence report
Hoarding nations drive food costs ever higher
Biofuel use increasing
poverty, Oxfam report says
Conflict with farmers takes toll on Argentina.
Farmers lead major protests against increased agricultural export tax, designed
to increase government revenue and keep more agricultural products in Argentina,
but which also decreases farmers' income.
Peru's copper mountain in Chinese hands
McCain, Obama clash over immigration. Border fence challenge rebuffed by Supreme
Court. Federal prosecution of illegal immigrants soars.
Bush signs $162 billion
war spending bill. Occupation plan for Iraq faulted in Army review. US funding
to Pakistan plagued with problems, GAO report says. Government study criticizes
Bush administration's measures of progress in Iraq.
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