Topic: South America
Now that Colombia has boosted security in Las Orquídeas National Park, ecological researchers are able to investigate a region that could be more diverse than the Amazon.
08/26/2011 01:23 pm
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs saw the company through its infancy, its early tremors of doubt, and its wild bouts of success. Among his more significant lessons was this: Being best is more important than being first. How does Jobs, who passed away Oct. 5, 2011, stack up against America's great business leaders when tested by his own rule? Here's a look at how he compares with five of the greats:
08/26/2011 11:08 am
Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world’s most powerful woman, influential in everything from politics to technology to culture. The list includes obvious choices, such as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also includes unexpected choices, such as Lady Gaga (No. 11 this year). Here are the 10 most powerful women: (See full list here)
08/25/2011 02:41 pm
Khapra beetle is discovered in rice shipment from India. US interceptions of khapra beetle are up dramatically this year.
08/25/2011 10:49 am
Gunmen shot dead Honduran farm workers' leader Secundino Ruiz. A bloody and long-running land dispute in Honduras has claimed dozens of lives, and some parties to the conflict claim that drug traffickers and foreign armed groups are involved.
08/23/2011 01:14 pm
More than a thousand indigenous Bolivians have been marching against a highway being built across their land. Evo Morales says the US is behind the opposition.
08/22/2011 04:03 pm
Hispaniola and the southern Bahamas are on alert, as hurricane Irene strengthened to a Category 1 storm Monday. Hurricane Irene is forecast to track 120 miles east of Cape Canaveral by late Friday.
08/22/2011 01:51 pm
A rape scandal inside one of the world's few remaining Mennonite 'Old Colonies' in Bolivia points to much deeper troubles for women in such reclusive sects.
08/21/2011 02:23 pm
Chilean youth have held continuous rallies for two months to protest the country's poor education system, which has not substantially changed since the fall of dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990.
08/11/2011 11:43 am
A group of historians, archaeologists, and concerned citizens is transforming Sierra Leone's Bunce Island castle into a museum exploring the transatlantic slave trade.
08/05/2011 12:35 pm