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SUNS # 9262 Wednesday 13 January 2021

United Nations : Food commodity prices reach a three-year high, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, mainly driven by vegetable oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Finance : TNCs reviving TPP Frankenstein (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management.

COVID-19 : Pandemic shapes the future world people want (PRIV)
(IPS, Bonn)
The peoples of the world are unanimous - access to basic services such as universal healthcare must become a priority going forward.

Brazil : Belo Monte dam - electricity or life in Amazon rainforest (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
"We are no longer familiar with the Xingu River," whose waters govern "our way of life, our income, our food and our navigation," lamented Bel Juruna, a young indigenous leader from Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

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