A volcano in the southern reaches of the Andes has been generating thousands of tremors in recent days. And there are fears of a possible explosive eruption. Authorities in both Chile and Argentina have issued a red alert and ordered local evacuations.
Mexico has a problem with people disappearing. Tens of thousands of people went missing during the term of President Felipe Calderone. Now, the new president has pledged to help families get resolution -- but his new unit designed to do just that is off to a slow start, if it's a start at all.
A German researcher and a former American Apple store employee both say iPhone battery problems are mainly caused by one app: Facebook. Meanwhile, Russians hear that the rest of the world's problems are all the fault of moral decay and political fascism outside the country. And in the developing world, a soccer ball was supposed to provide light for study, but is prone to break.
He's not a rock star or an actor, but Martín Lousteau is a celebrity in Argentina — even though he's an economist. He's also not alone. The quirky popularity of attractive economists in Argentina belies the country's real, everyday problems with inflation.