The gap between the haves and have-nots in United States keeps widening and the percentage of US citizens who are living in deep or severe poverty has reached a 32-year high, 16 million, according to a report from McClatchy Newspapers.
On the eve of International Polar Year, Britain's Science and Innovation Minister Malcolm Wicks is visiting the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera research station this week. During the visit, the Minister will have an opportunity to see first-hand the prestigious Government-funded facility that carries out world-leading research into global environmental issues.
Natural gas price has become the main obstacle for India's Jindal Steel & Power corporation project to develop Bolivia's richest known reserves of iron.
”All Mercosur members should be satisfied with the benefits and advantages obtained inside the (trade) block, because only like this will they remain hooked to the integration process”, said Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who this Monday begins a (long expected) brief six hours visit to neighbouring Uruguay.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is expected in Buenos Aires during the first days of March officially as retribution to the recent hosting of Argentina's Nestor Kirchner with whom several financial, trade, development and cooperation agreements were signed, revealed the Argentine ambassador in Caracas Alicia Castro.