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Photos of the Day: Experts Question Mexico's Hunger Crusade

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:50am

More than a year after President Enrique Pena Nieto launched what he called a national crusade against hunger, the government says 3 million Mexicans are eating better. However, independent experts say the crusade appears to be doing far less than advertised.

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, a woman stands next to her wheelbarrow as she shops for supplies at a state-run store in Cochoapa El Grande, The government says 7 million Mexicans are suffering from a combination of extreme poverty and malnourishment, even as the country suffers from among the world’s highest rates of obesity. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Read: Mexico Crusade on Hunger Raises Questions

More than a year after President Enrique Pena Nieto launched what he called a national crusade against hunger, the government says 3 million Mexicans are eating better. However, independent experts say the crusade appears to be doing far less than advertised.

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, women shop for supplies at a state-run store in Cochoapa El Grande, Mexico. Much of the food is canned or packaged and shipped from major cities, a practice experts and indigenous advocates called a missed opportunity to help the development of local agriculture. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

More than a year after President Enrique Pena Nieto launched what he called a national crusade against hunger, the government says 3 million Mexicans are eating better. However, independent experts say the crusade appears to be doing far less than advertised.

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, children buy a bag of sugar, cookies and detergent at a state-run store in Cochoapa El Grande, Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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