The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization announced that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
Paraguay interests the U.S. government now because it's close to unruly Bolivia, because of oil deposits, the Guaraní fresh water aquifer, and lawlessness in the tri-border area.
There are now 1,733 people in Germany affected by a dangerous e. coli outbreak, affecting both the economy and workers across Europe.
Foreign intervention in Haiti is as problematic as ever, including food aid that is undoing Haiti's economy and independence.
Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.
President Raul Castro last year signaled increased food production as Cuba's top priority.