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    MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

    Delegates from more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered in Nicaragua's capital Managua on September 6 to discuss ways of improving regional trade and food production.

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    1. GV & SV Conference building in Managua (2 shots) 0.06
    2. GV Guard of honour marching towards Conference centre 0.20
    3. SV Delegates arriving at Conference centre 0.25
    4. GV Guard of honour standing to attention as other delegates arrive (2 shots) 0.40
    5. GV SV AND GV INT. Press watch as other delegates walk into lobby (2 shots) 0.45
    6. GV FAO Director Edouard Saouma addressing delegates in Spanish 1.13
    7. SVs Delegates listen to Leader of Revolutionary Government of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, speaking in Spanish (2 shots) 1.38
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    Background: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

    Delegates from more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered in Nicaragua's capital Managua on September 6 to discuss ways of improving regional trade and food production. The 17th Regional Latin American Conference of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) will also try and promote the felling of forests to boost available farmland. Speaking at the start of the five-day meeting, FAO Director-General Edouard Saouma said keeping food production in line with population growth posed the greatest problem. The region's population of 300 million could more than double in the next 25 years he said. United Nations agencies estimate that one person in seven is severely undernourished. Fifteen million children die of a malnutrition every year in developing countries, the leader of Nicaragua's Revolutionary Government told the 250 delegates in his opening address. Mr. Daniel Ortega accused the developed world of exploiting poor countries. Foreign investors, he said, could make profits of 2.40 dollars for every dollar invested. Mr. Ortega called for a moratorium on the debts of the developing world, which now total 570 billion dollars and said a new, fairer economic order should be established.

    Source: REUTERS - H. TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEQVCPIBRZ52RU4KVB5J76VHH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEQVCPIBRZ52RU4KVB5J76VHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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