Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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A chile-rubbed pork taco is topped with french fries in the Merced market in Mexico City. The taco costs 10 pesos — less than 50 cents. Cheap, high-calorie food is contributing to Mexico's obesity problem. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR hide caption

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Pork Tacos Topped With Fries: Fuel For Mexico's Diabetes Epidemic

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Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos Gutierrez, an epidemiologist in Mexico City, jogs near his home in the southern part of the capital. He says it's hard to run on the city's streets. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR hide caption

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In Diabetes Fight, Lifestyle Changes Prove Hard To Come By In Mexico

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A family sells pastries in Mexico City. As Mexicans' wages have risen, their average daily intake of calories has soared. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR hide caption

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How Diabetes Got To Be The No. 1 Killer In Mexico

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What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

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Women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution center in South Sudan on March 10. Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

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On the list of pathogens (from left): Staphylococcus aureus (causes skin infections, pneumonia, bloodstream infections), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (causes blood infections, pneumonia, infections after surgery) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (causes the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea). NIAID; Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter, NIH Image Gallery/Flickr; NIAID hide caption

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Malaria parasites, spread by a mosquito's bite, have started to adapt so the go-to drugs won't knock them out. Daniel Heuclin/Nature Picture Li/Getty Images/Nature Picture Libr hide caption

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