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DGI Brief - May 12, 2016

Good morning, everyone. The top 5 news on global issues are about #politics #impeachment #environment #religion #diplomacy #displacement and #education

- 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.

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