The increase in the cost of food, especially basic grains, has serious consequences for southern countries with low incomes and dependency on food imports, and for the millions of families in these countries.
A beautiful green and gold checked carpet hides the tragedy of the Yaqui Valley. This northeastern region of Mexico has been devastated by intensive use of agrochemicals under a capitalist model of agriculture that has polluted the air, soil and water, and lethally affected the lives of its people for more than half a century.
On closer examination, the plot thins. It turns out that the Zeta connection never was a connection with the Zetas, but a direct connection between the bumbling Iranian car salesman supposedly masterminding the multiple terrorist attacks and a DEA informant, who led him on until his capture in the JFK airport…
China is at the top of Brazil’s agenda for international relations due to the possibility of increasing exports at a time when prices for its products are high, strategic diplomatic relations between the two counties through the emerging economy agenda of the BRIC, and China’s growing influence as an investor in Latin America.