Conservative tycoon Sebastian Piñera won the second round of Chile's presidential election on Sunday in part due to voter faith that he can revive the economy. Meanwhile, Brazil's economy is booming.
It helps feed a hungry world, but it's worse than CO2.
Peru's growth rate – 9.8 percent – was one of the fastest last year. It's poised to break with neighbors Bolivia, Venezuela, and Ecuador with its center-left but pro-business governments.
A Shortfin Mako shark is found worldwide and is one of the fastest sharks, clocked at over 40 miles per hour.
Around 20,000 Filipinos were evacuated from the slopes of the Mayon Volcanoe on the Philippines' main island of Luzon Tuesday. The volcano, which has erupted and left fatalities in the past, is a reminder of dangers of living on the Pacific "ring of fire."
In the Pacific, jumbo squid have moved to new waters, signaling changes in the ocean, scientists observe.
THE FIRST COUPLE: Despite criticism earlier this fall for his selection of jeans at a baseball game, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, looking stylish in this Feb. 22 photo while attending a dinner with the nation's governors, are routinely recognized for their good fashion choices. Okay, so mostly Michelle, but Barack looks pretty dapper in his tux!
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez recently compared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe - in a good way. Ahmadinejad's other Latin America stops include Brazil and Bolivia.
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