In October, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize, some people were confused. Why did Santos receive the prize days after Colombian voters narrowly defeated a historic peace agreement?
A closer look at Santos’ strategic actions offers clarity about both the prize and why a new agreement has so quickly emerged.
USGShas many partnerships, both foreign and domestic, that enhance the agency’s science capabilities, provide needed support to others, and expand USGS ability to serve the global community. One little-known partnership that serves both foreign and domestic needs is the USGS science support to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) - U.S. Northern Command(USNORTHCOM).
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Nigeria has made considerable gains in HIV control though it still carries the third highest burden of the disease globally. More than three million people in the country are living with HIV. In 2013 the national HIV prevalence was 3.6%; prevalence was slightly higher in rural than in urban areas.
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Last week, authorities in the Mexican state of Guerrero exhumed thirty-two bodies and nine heads from hidden graves in seventeen pits on a hill in the village of Pochahuixco, part of Zitlala municipality, a region plagued by wars among several drug cartels. “The discoveries are terrible,” Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez said, adding that the remains were taken to the state capital, Chilpancingo, to be identified.
The state of Guerrero was the most violent state in Mexico in 2015, and for the first ten months of 2016 had 1,832 reported homicides, according to the Mexican Secretariado Ejecutivo Nacional de Seguridad Publica. Guerrero is also the state where forty-three teachers’ college students disappeared in 2014.
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Africa is home to about 16% of the world’s population. That’s 1.2 billion people. But the continent is disproportionately burdened by a double health challenge: infectious diseases and a recent increase in non-communicable diseases.