The United States is the largest producer of one of the most world's important crops: corn. We use it to feed people, livestock and, when it's turned into ethanol, cars. But as the country faces the worst drought in more than 50 years, some experts say the U.S. can no longer afford to turn that food into fuel.
Thousands of Haitians left their country in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. While many fled to the United States, others made the arduous journey south to Brazil. But after letting in more than 4,000 Haitian migrants, Brazil has toughened its immigration policy. Meanwhile, hundreds more wait at its border for the chance to get in. ...
Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, are often referred to as "Los Dos Laredos," or the two Laredos. The two cities sit on opposite sides on the U.S.-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande River. With their economies closely intertwined, both cities have suffered from the Mexican drug war. ...
Along the Atacama Desert, the Chinchorro people chosen to mummify their people, rather than simply bury them. Scientists have for years wondered why. A new study suggests it's all because of climate change....
For years, immigration law has sent undocumented immigrants who marry U.S. citizens back to their home countries to obtain visas. Charlie Garcia, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador did just that. Tragically, he was killed there, waiting for his paperwork to come through. ...
England's largest county, Yorkshire, is responsible for much of England's current success in the 2012 Olympic Games. Most of the nation's winning athletes have come from the county, which, so far, has won more gold medals than Japan, South Africa or Australia....
Rio de Janeiro will soon have its moment in the sun. As Brazil's second largest city, it will host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But before the city can host the world's two largest sporting events, it must first deal with its notorious crime scene. ...
Italy's historic Colosseum has been showing its age in recent years. There are cracks in the walls and pieces have even been falling off. But, with Italy's budget in a crunch, the government had to turn to private funds, from Tod's owner Diego Della Valle, to fix it up....
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the 1948 Olympic Games in London occurred at a time of widespread austerity. Countries across the world were just beginning to recover from the war and, like today, trying to figure out how to strengthen their economies. ...
As the European Union struggles to contain the euro crisis, Spain is quickly approaching an economic collapse. The country is among those in line to receive a Greece-style bailout, though experts say its time for one may come sooner than once expected....
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