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SUNS # 9185 Monday 7 September 2020

United Nations : Global food prices reach a six-month high (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose for the third consecutive month in August, mainly driven by firmer prices and a weaker US dollar, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Rights : Not guilty verdict in Kuciak killing - a chilling message for journalists (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
A Slovak businessman with alleged links to organised crime has been found not guilty of ordering the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak in a ruling that has left press freedom campaigners and politicians shocked.

Mexico : Energy cooperatives swim against the tide (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
A Mexican solar energy cooperative, Onergia, seeks to promote decent employment, apply technological knowledge and promote alternatives that are less polluting than fossil fuels, in one of the alternative initiatives with which Mexico is seeking to move towards an energy transition.

Madagascar : Jails hold more pre-trial prisoners than convicted criminals (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The recent killing of 22 prisoners in Madagascar during a prison escape on August 23 has brought the extraordinary situation of the country's prisons under a spotlight.

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