DGI Brief - May 12, 2016
- Not that President Rousseff isn’t guilty of fiscal mismanagement, it’s that this impeachment process is going after the glass house of Brazil’s government: every administration used banks to advance money off the books, give subsidies, it’s how the system is set up. The way out is a giant monster of an overhaul of everything!
- WHO reports that more than 4 out of 5 people live in cities exceeding air pollution threshold: 90% in poorer and 56% in high-income countries. Global urban air pollution rose 8% between 2008-13.
- What is even more staggering – South Sudan only has a population of 11.3 million. Almost 200,000 people are sheltering in UN protection sites alone. The cycle of displacement seems endless: violence fuels food insecurity and food insecurity fuels violence.