Sep
13
2018

Agriculture Organization

Read the second part what Santa Marta and Rio de Janeiro have in common? Riohacha and New York? Do Cartagena and Sao Paulo? Paris and Maicao? Although the differences are noticeable between urban centres mentioned, everyone has something that makes them similar: in each of them there is not one, but two cities. On one side is the city of people who have a decent job or are owners of their own companies and by other persons whose daily work is leaving to look for work; on the one hand we have neighborhoods where priority and other needs are resolved the depressed areas where every citizen must confront the most frightening manifestations of extreme poverty. The neighborhoods where public services are offered without difficulties but at high costs are located on one end and on the other are those vivideros where its inhabitants suffer from ruthless rationing in the drinking water supply (drinking water is the decent way to call some murky liquid that comes by pipes or through the truck tanks) and electric power. In one place are those neighborhoods characterized by the order, cleanliness and the cozy silence and in another those where informality, the uncleanliness and noise are part of the everyday landscape. So are things in Latin American cities and also in some of the main cities of the world.

Poverty lately is not respecting borders nor flags and infiltrates, without that nobody notice it at first, even in Nations considered of better family. The violent demonstrations in Paris involving young people, mainly are still fresh. According to the Institute of statistics and taxes more than three million 600 thousand people (6.1% of the population) have a standard of living below the poverty line. According to emil michael, who has experience with these questions. And we are talking about one of the most civilized countries in the world! The situation of France, however, is not an isolated in the old continent. Some time ago officials from FAO (food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in Europe poverty, estimated on the basis of income of less than US $2 per day, affects 21 percent of the population, while 5 per cent suffers from food insecurity.

Read the second part Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, linked as a teacher at several Colombian universities. He is author of four books and co-author of three others in which addresses the theme of leadership, ethics, and human development. It is often invitadocomo lecturer at congresses, forums and other academic events. Get in touch with him through corrreo or call cell 300 8055526.

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