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Seventeen miles outside the Mozambique capital of Maputo sprawls the Mozal aluminium smelter - a huge industrial complex that cuts into the red earth and scrub woodland of the Boane district.
Food prices are rocketing but apparently we're going to be able to avoid hungry rioters because "rice is stable".
The present model of economic globalisation, with its emphasis on financial profit and the pursuit of individual, corporate and national self-interest based on market principles, has long assumed that the values of competition, self-interest and unlimited freedom eclipse all else.
Right now, as you read this, the Disasters and Emergencies Committee (DEC) estimates that six million children are at risk of fatal disease and malnutrition in Pakistan