U.S. response to hunger and poverty in Central America
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U.S. response to hunger and poverty in Central America hearing before the International Task Force of the Select Committee on Hunger, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, December 6, 1990. by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger. International Task Force.

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  • Economic assistance, American -- Central America.,
  • Food relief, American -- Central America.,
  • Central America -- Economic conditions.

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Paginationiii, 86 p. :
Number of Pages86
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