Rio do Janeiro faces a dengue epidemic claims the physicians association of the Brazilian state which anticipated that next Monday they will make a formal claim against municipal, state and federal authorities for neglecting the spread of the disease that so far this year has caused 30 deaths.
Illegal trade in hides of polar bears, a species in steady decline throughout the Arctic is on the rise in Russia, the World Wildlife Fund said on Thursday.
United States economic growth is grinding to a halt, but the Euro zone is doing relatively well so far, according to the latest assessment from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani singled out violence and corruption as the main problems facing his country on the fifth anniversary of the invasion. Talabani welcomed the end of Saddam Hussein's era of torture and tyranny, but warned that violence, terrorism and corruption had now become a disease.
Although the Latin American economy isn't immune to the crisis in the United States, it's in a better position than 10 years ago and Central America and the Caribbean will feel the effects more than South American countries, said World Bank vice president Pamela Cox this week in Bogota.