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Who Should Get the H1N1 Vaccine First?

World health officials are carefully watching the H1N1/09 swine-flu virus as it makes its way through the Southern Hemisphere, which is currently in the thick of...

In Brazil, Accusations of a Police Massacre

When hundreds of bodies suddenly began turning up in Sao Paulo in May 2006, many people suspected a secret war had taken place. There had been a very public...

Why Google and IBM Are Ahead of the Competition

A huge population of red ants has bedeviled Texas farmers for years. By some estimates the insects cost state businesses close to $1 billion a year due to crop...

A Plot to Kill Bolivia's Leftist President?

Bolivia had been enjoying some well earned quiet in recent days. South America's poorest nation seemed on the verge of a civil war last year between forces loyal...

Going Up.

This Story Has Been UpdatedIt started with a cartoon drawing: a cluster of gaily colored party balloons held by a cranky old man, his eyes asquint, as if daring...

Up, Up and Away: Another New High for Pixar

This story has been updated It started with a cartoon drawing: a cluster of gaily colored party balloons held by a cranky old man, his eyes asquint, as if...

Requiem for the Rich

Most tax plans start with increasing the portion that the very wealthy pay as a percent of their income. That is not just true in America. It is a global way of...

When the Super-Rich Go Green, They Do It Big

The very rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their carbon footprints are bigger. Between their private jets, fleets of cars and large (often...

Bolivia to Expel US Ambassador

In a bold challenge to Washington, Bolivia's President Evo Morales has declared U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg persona non grata in his country, and...

Man of The World

"It liberates the vandal to travel--you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had...

Paraguay Chooses Between Firsts

For most of its history, Paraguay has been almost a caricature of the right-wing South American military republic. Its infamous 19th-century dictator, General...

Mirren Criticized Over Rape Remarks

Helen Mirren has won awards and a knighthood for her portrayal of strong, confident women in some of cinema and television's most memorable moments over the past...

Rain Forest Tribesmen Just Want to Be Left Alone

Nine ironwood spears protruded from the lifeless body of Luis Castellanos when it was found in March, near a jungle road. Castellanos, 37, was the third poacher...

War Drums in Latin America

Few world leaders rattle a saber as flamboyantly as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez does. On Sunday, in a piece of vintage Chavez theater, he ordered...

Refereeing the Colombia Standoff

The escalating crisis between Colombia and its neighbors is more than just a case of Andean road rage. It exposes volatile political fault lines not seen in the...

Road Ready

Ever since George Clooney dropped by Belstaff's Rome showroom in 2001, the company, known for its rough-and-tumble motorcycle jackets, has experienced quite a...

Contain Yourself

The lowly shipping container, globalization's pack mule, is doing far more than transport duty these days. The mundane module has inspired a whole school of...

As Easy as ABC.

It felt like the end of the world at the edge of the earth. It was 2002, and Argentina was in economic free fall. The peso lost 75% of its value against the U.S...

Euro Soccer Suffers an African Eclipse

Imagine most of baseball's Latin American sluggers returning home en masse to miss a full month of games midway through a regular season, and you'll get some...