Companies With Spotty Records Making Billions Off Afghanistan
By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
The United States government has paid a company based in Switzerland more than $5 billion to feed the troops in Afghanistan, the company, Supreme Foodservice, overcharged American taxpayers as much as $757 million, officials say.
In a rally at the Buenos Aires province town of Florencio Varela, President Cristina Fernandez ratified Argentina’s “solidarity” with the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro, as the fifth Mercosur full member continues to be caught up in a wave of violent protests that have claimed the lives of 6 so far.
US soldiers used $100 million in food stamps in 2013:
New numbers from the Defense Commissary Agency just revealed that US soldiers spent over $100 million worth of food stamps at military commissaries in 2013. That's more than quadruple the number in 2007.
For the first time since fighting started, the UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution to send humanitarian aid to Syria. The document demands access for convoys delivering supplies to besieged cities. Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from the UN headquarters in New York.
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