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Brazil’s hunger crisis will leave scars for decades

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Children suffer more from hunger in Brazil. Nearly 38 percent of households with kids aged 10 and under experienced hunger or at least some sort of food insecurity over the past year — the rate drops to less than 31 percent in homes without children. The data comes from a recent nationwide study from Rede Penssan, a food security research network.

Besides the serious and immediate problem — which The Brazilian Report covered in a recent in-depth investigation — hunger leaves scars felt for years. Infants deprived of proper nutrition are unlikely to ever reach their full economic potential, making…

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