STORY by Clarens Renois, HAITI-AGRICULTURE-ENVIRONMENT-HEALTH-POVERTY
Hundreds of small farmers converged on the central Haitian city of Hinche on March 22, 2013 to demand more space to grow their own crops in a country that imports more than half of its food. 'Yes to land reform. Yes to environmentally-friendly agriculture,' chanted the 300-some farmers gathered for the 40th anniversary of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP), a group aiming to promote 'food sovereignty for the people.' MPP leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste strongly opposed the introduction of hybrid and genetically modified seeds from American giant Monsanto after the devastating 2010 earthquake that leveled much of Haiti. 'Farmers need to get the same consideration as all other Haitians. They must be respected and included in national decisions,' he said. AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE
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People and children are chased by the 'Toro de Fuego' (flaming bull) as it runs throught the streets during the opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
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A child looks out from a window display during the opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after meeting with members of his national security team concerning ISIS at the Pentagon July 6, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. From left, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Commander of U.S. Africa Command Gen. David Rodriguez, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. Obama announced the U.S. military is making progress against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
People inside the capitol building watch as Confederate flag supporters gather at the state house July 6, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The state legislature began debate on the placement of the flag today after the issue was reignited by the murders in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel AME Church in June.
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French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive to give a press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace on July 06, 2015 in Paris, France. Angela Merkel met Francois Hollande to discuss the situation concerning the Greece in the European Union.
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L), Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (C) and the new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos pose for the photographers at the presidential palace during the swearing in ceremony of the new finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on July 6, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Politicians in Europe and Greece are planning emergency talks after Greek voters rejected EU proposals to pay back it's creditors creating an uncertain future for Greece.