The iconic leader known as El Jefe outlasted 10 US presidents and, for better or worse, transformed Cuba.
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Rainfall has dropped by 30 percent since 1998 in the West African country, leaving nearly 2 million in need of food aid.
The problem of armed groups commandeering food is a sensitive topic for charities around the world.
European taxpayer funds save Canadian Congo plantation paying workers $1 a day, as backers say the move creates jobs.
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted annually as 800 million people go hungry.
Sunday’s runoff presidential vote could spark a return to outright conflict that has claimed 215,000 lives.
‘Colombia: The only danger is wanting to stay,’ tourism promoters say, challenging stereotypes of drugs and violence.
Landmines continue to blight rural areas in Colombia following years of conflict, but calm is returning to some regions.
Despite deep inequality and South America’s leftward tilt, Colombia’s voters consistently favour conservatives.
Two conservatives – current president Juan Manuel Santos and Oscar Zuluaga – will face off again in a runoff in June.