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Malnutrition widespread among children in Argentina, bishop charges

February 12, 2015

An Argentine bishop has accused the country’s government of “manipulating statistics” to cover up a widespread problem with child malnutrition, the Fides news service reports.

Bishop Jorge Lozano of Gualeguaychu, who heads the Argentine bishops’ committee on social affairs, said that the problem of malnutrition is camouflaged, because deaths are attributed to various diseases, but the fundamental cause is a lack of proper food. “Beyond the numbers, child malnutrition is a serious problem, because in some cases leads to death, and in other cases is a tremendous threat to life,” he said.


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