Daily Archives: May 28, 2010

Poverty key issue in Colombia Election

For eight years Colombia’s outgoing president, Alvaro Uribe, has focused on fighting leftist rebels and trying to attract foreign investment.┬áBut millions of Colombians remain poor and feel the government needs to focus more on social programs that will help them … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goals at 10

A very interesting article from Scientific American on the success of the UN Millennium Development Goals: “The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are in many ways the Cinderella of international development. When 160 world leaders met at the United Nations … Continue reading

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Seth Berkley: HIV and flu — the vaccine strategy

Seth Berkley explains how smart advances in vaccine design, production and distribution are bringing us closer than ever to eliminating a host of global threats — from AIDS to malaria to flu pandemics.

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Brazil: Key facts and figures

Brazil is Latin America’s largest country and the fifth most populous in the world with nearly 193 million people. Its economy is forecast to grow 6.5% this year. A social welfare scheme introduced by President Lula in 2003 has transformed … Continue reading

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