This is the lowest number of people newly infected with AIDS since the global rise of the disease. Globally this is great news, but there are still countries without proper access to drugs that continue to see a rise in numbers.
Mexican marijuana growers have seen roughly a 50% cut in profits for a kilo of pot. An anonymous interviewee details the risks of being the marijuana business and claims that businesses will be run out by American growers.
2013 appears to be a fruitful year worldwide, as Canada is seeing the lowest homicide rates it has seen since 1966. Homicide rates continue to be generally higher in the Prairies and the North, but overall almost every province is seeing a decrease.
Robert Bierdon praises his recent election as Polandâ€™s claim for tolerance. There have some instances in the past where sexual orientation may have deterred citizens from voting for a particular candidate. Bierdon hopes that the country is moving in a most positive direction.
Mahesh Savani, an Indian diamond trader, decided to hold a mass wedding to revere a personally sacred tradition of giving away a bride. 111 women from poor socio-economic backgrounds were given a place in the wedding and a memory that they were not previously afforded.
Sony has had plans to create a new movie called â€śThe Interviewâ€? whose plot contains a satire assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The hack included a leak of at least five motion pictures and personal information of specific actors.
In line with Costa Ricaâ€™s deep-rooted traditions of peace, they abolished their army 66 years ago. Since abolishment, Costa Rica has maintained a significant amount of peaceful relationships with other countries.
In the past there have been struggles for foreign control over Iranâ€™s oil reserves. However, in light of recent events, Russia decided to make a contract with Iran to trade oil for grain and other useful resources.
America used to be seen as the place to go to get a top-rate education, however there are many other countries that are catching up. The US has seen dramatic drops in foreign attendance rates while other European and English-speaking countries have seen considerable increases in enrollment.
If this does not give you a second thought about the Keystone-XL pipeline then I do not know what will.