Latin America’s ‘Double Burden’ of Malnutrition: Rising Obesity and Hunger

A girl removes scales from a fish in her home in Belle Anse, Haiti, May 22, 2013 (AP photo by Dieu Nalio Chery).
A girl removes scales from a fish in her home in Belle Anse, Haiti, May 22, 2013 (AP photo by Dieu Nalio Chery).

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing series on food security around the world. Over the past 30 years, as economies in the region developed and democratic gains were made, Latin America has undeniably seen major progress in the fight against hunger. Since 2000, the number of Latin Americans suffering from undernourishment has dropped from more than 60 million to 39 million. From Mexico to Argentina, leaders have felt optimistic. Compared to Africa and Asia, few places in the developing world were tackling food security and nutrition-related health risks with quite the same rigor and effectiveness. It was […]

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