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Q.869

In early 2013, several Central and South American countries have been badly hit by an outbreak of rust (a type of fungus) affecting one of their most important cash crops, and thus their economies and employment figures. Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica have gone as far as to declare national emergencies because of it.

Which crop?

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In Jan 2017, Finland became the first country in Europe to officially experiment with this socio-economic concept. Similar experiments are scheduled for many Dutch cities and the Canadian city of Ontario in 2017. In the case of Finland, the figure is 560 Euros a month. What concept?

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