Thirty-five percent of Hendry County’s 33,000 residents under age 65 lack health insurance, according to the latest census figures.
Driven by rising food and fuel prices and by growing consumer demand, investors have been rapidly expanding large-scale sugar operations.
In 2006, in Cambodia, land clearance began in the Sre Ambel district for a sugar plantation of 18,057 hectares. Nearly 500 families from three villages lost land in the clearing operations. Community members protested, stating they had worked the land since at least 1999 and some of them since as far back as 1979.They say that they