Links for April 17, 2008

18 Apr

Biofuels, gas prices, growing prosperity, and any number of other factors are being blamed for rising food prices around the world. Recent protests in Haiti about the cost of food led to several fatalities, the firing of the prime minister, and a debate in the Jamaican parliament about how to avoid a similar crisis. This week’s Economist tackles the roots of, and interesting solutions to, the growing food crisis that has come to fruition sooner than many people had predicted.

In Suriname, seeking justice for victims of former dictator Desi Bouterse.

Amnesty International criticized Jamaican government for not doing more to keep civilians out of danger of inner-city violence.

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