Lula promises a better future for his people;  She alerts the UN about the scourge of hunger;  They help illegal migrants in Mexico;  The WHO describes the number of obese people in Europe as an epidemic

LULA PROMISES A BETTER FUTURE FOR HIS PEOPLE

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised that, if elected, he would take Brazil back to the good old days of his term, which ended with 83% approval. Lula made these declarations in an interview granted at the end of March to the US magazine Time. According to the publication, the challenges of the former president, if elected in the October elections, will be “to reactivate a weakened economy, save a threatened democracy and recover a nation marked by the second highest death rate in the world from covid-19 and two years of chaotic management of the pandemic. (LP)

UN ALERT ON THE SCOURGE OF HUNGER IN THE WORLD

The United Nations Organization announced that last year the number of people suffering from food insecurity increased to 193 million compared to the previous year. The Global Network Against Food Crises reported that the figure from one year to the next is 40 million people from 53 countries. Today that scourge is classified as a crisis. The agency reported that the most affected populations are those residing in Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen. (Telesur)

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HELP IN MEXICO HUNDREDS OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS HIDDEN IN A TRUCK

A total of 310 illegal migrants from Central and South American countries received help when traveling overcrowded and with symptoms of severe dehydration in the bed of a truck traveling through the state of Veracruz, Mexico. The cargo vehicle was detected at a gas station by police officers, who, during a routine check, found the migrants in conditions they described as inhumane. Mexico intercepted more than 252,000 undocumented migrants in 2021 and deported more than 100,000. (Telesur)

THE WHO CLASSIFIES THE NUMBER OF OBESE PEOPLE IN EUROPE AS AN EPIDEMIC

Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in Europe are overweight or obese, while rates of the condition reach epidemic proportions on the continent. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), these people are at greater risk of suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases. He also warned that overweight and chronic obesity are among the leading causes of death and disability in Europe. (LP)

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