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[xmca] News and Fabrications
By PW Editorial
The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
For over a year now, the U.S. has been helping reactionary Saudi Arabia and Qatar funnel money and weaponry to opposition groups in Syria, even though exactly who has been getting the money and arms is unclear.
The United Nations'Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced last weekend that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
The announcement was made by FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva on June 16 in a meeting in Rome.
The original hunger and malnutrition Millennium Goal 1, of halving the proportion in each country between the period from 1990-1992 and 2012-2012 was set in 1996, while the World Food Summit Goal, established in 2000, calls for halving the absolute number of hungry in each country by 2015.
Eighteen countries achieved the second, more difficult goal.
Among these 18, outstanding in Latin America are Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Peru. In the Caribbean area, the goals were met by Guyana and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The other twelve countries in this category are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Georgia, Ghana, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam.
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