The poverty rate in the United States rose for the third straight year, reading 14.3% in 2009 (one in seven), up from 13.2% a year earlier. More than 43 million people are living in poverty and almost 51 million have no health insurance coverage.
For the first time animal activists have shown evidence that an open and a black market in whale meat exists on the Faroe Islands. The animal protection activists Andreas Morlok (Project Whale Protection Action – ProWal) and Juergen Ortmueller (Whale and Dolphin-Protection-Forum – WDSF) (*) discovered on these islands, under the pretext of being anglers, that the pilot whale hunt nowadays has nothing to do with the old traditions which the hunters claim to be following.
International efforts to protect the ozone layer shielding life on Earth from harmful levels of ultraviolet rays have stopped additional ozone losses, potentially averting scores of millions of cases of skin cancer and eye cataracts, according to a new United Nations report released today.
Chile’s Interior Ministry Undersecretary Rodrigo Ubilla announced this week that more than 30 Easter Island title deeds will be delivered to Rapa Nui families within the next 60 days.
Brazilians have increased their annual fish consumption by almost 40% between 2003 and 2009, from 6.46 kilos to 9.03 kg per capita, according to a report from the country’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA).
President Lula da Silva's chief of staff Erenice Guerra resigned over a corruption scandal that the opposition is trying to use to derail his candidate in next month's presidential election.
For the first time in history, a new study has been released which evaluates the income of all direct and indirect industries linked to fishing.
The European Union remains fully committed to reach a free trade agreement with Mercosur said Geoffrey Barrett head of the EU delegation in Uruguay and Paraguay, during a EU sponsored conference in Asunción.
The Uruguayan economy continues to expand strongly having advanced 2.3% in the second quarter over the first quarter and 10.4% compared to a year ago and 9.8% over the fist half of 2009, according to the latest release from the Central Bank.
Chile’s National Monuments Council has unanimously declared Chile’s Arturo Prat research base naval in Antarctica a National Historical Monument. Their decision was based on the historic strategic value of the base and its functional construction for extreme weather conditions.