Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo is full of win, again


Well, hi there yourself, Evo! You’re looking mighty good lately. And so is Bolivia. Probably because there are fewer hungry, malnourished and food-insecure people there now:

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will present a certificate of recognition to Bolivian president Evo Morales in 2015 for reducing hunger by half in Bolivia.

According to the newspaper Cambio, regional FAO representative Crispín Moreira said that they look forward to the presentation on World Food Day, next October 16.

Moreira considers Bolivia to be “an exceptional case” in Latin America since it succeeded in reducing the number of persons suffering from hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity from two million to one million.

He emphasized the elaboration of a legal project, the implementation of programs, and the distribution of resources in favor of the production of foodstuffs.

Moreira also applauded the Bolivian government’s strategy of incentives for food farming, which improved the productivity of peasant farmers, reduced the immediate needs of the vulnerable population through programs of social protection, and contributed in lowering extreme poverty to 17 percent.

The FAO is a United Nations organization specialized in directing international activities aimed at eradicating hunger throughout the world.

Translation mine.

Imagine that. Extreme poverty down, hunger reduced by half, without any imposed conditions from foreign capital. And on top of all else, Bolivia is winning the war on drugs, too…without any help from the DEA. And Bolivia also has a satellite working in orbit, with plans for another to be launched soon. Without any help from NASA.

Gee, it’s like home-grown solutions really do work for local problems! Who’d of thunk it?

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