Americas

Tere Caicedo, left, packs boxes with donated items at Olarte Transport, a private shipping company in Los Angeles. A total of 16 boxes were filled up with donated necessities, to be shipped to Caicedo’s brother, Jose, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

To combat hunger, Venezuelans in the U.S. ship food to relatives

by Andrea Castillo LA Times October 22, 2017

Food prices in Venezuela have skyrocketed as production of oil, agriculture and cars has plummeted. Inflation since the beginning of the year has risen by more than 536%.  In response, individuals and groups are sending food and supplies....

The FAO said tackling rising obesity, a form of malnutrition, in the region is a main concern. [Photo: Reuters]

Hunger and Obesity on the Rise in Latin America, UN Food Body Warns

by teleSUR teleSUR October 11, 2017

“Nowadays, it is easy to find homes with one malnourished child and an overweight mother, or a chronically malnourished and overweight child or one with a vitamin and mineral deficiency”...

Photo: Haitian agriculture was devastated by Hurricane Irma [Food Tank]

Hurricane Irma Devastated Already Vulnerable Agriculture in Haiti

by Rocco Pallin Food Tank October 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma brought severe damage to the Caribbean in early September, destroying buildings, homes, roads, and threatening livelihoods before moving north towards the Florida Keys....

Photo: Julio Montes has lost 30% of his body weight (Fabiola Ferrero/Bloomberg)

The Faces of Venezuelan Hunger

by Fabiola Zerpa and Noris Soto Bloomberg September 28, 2017

Bloomberg news photographed some of those hit hardest by Venezuela's ongoing crisis ...