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Colombia overtakes Peru to become the region’s fastest-growing big economy

Latin American economies Passing the baton
Aug 2nd 2014 | LIMA | From the print edition

Antibacterial clay and natural antibiotics offer hope for humanity to halt superbugs

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 

by: David Gutierrez, staff writer






(NaturalNews) Naturally occurring clay may turn out to be one of the most effective ways to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Arizona State University and published in the journal Environmental Geochemistry and Health.




"Minerals have long had a role in non-traditional medicine," said Enriqueta Barrera of the National Science Foundation's Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the study.


"Yet there is often no understanding of the reaction between the minerals and the human body or agents that cause illness. This research explains the mechanism by which clay minerals interfere with the functioning of pathogenic bacteria."


The key to stopping superbugs? According to researcher Lynda Williams, clay minerals have been used in many traditional medical systems for thousands of years. Relatively recently, green clays found only in France and traditionally use…

AUSTRALIA : Mangoes united, will never be defeated

ABC Rural

By Charlie McKillop



Updated 31 Jul 2014, 7:00pm





Thu 31 Jul 2014, 7:00pm PHOTO: The Australian mango industry is trying to evoke personal 'mango memories' in the battle for the hearts and tastebuds of consumers. (Supplied - with permission) MAP: Cairns 4870





The Australian mango industry has called on its growers to unite in the face of unprecedented pressure from rival summer fruits such as berries and stone fruits.

With a peak season that aligns perfectly with the hot Australian summer, the industry is stepping up its marketing efforts in a bid to 'protect' its reputation as the 'king of the summer fruits'.

Its campaign will be built around enduring images of young nippers on the beach enjoying a succulent mango, in a bid to evoke people's own 'mango memories'.

"It's fascinating when you talk to people all over the country. They talk about the memories of summer and there's always a mango woven in there... there is a childhood memo…

BBC: ¿Se acaba el milagro económico de Perú?

Miércoles, 30 de Julio 2014 | 6:58 pm








Créditos: Captura






El portal de la BBC Mundo publicó un artículo en el que analiza la situación de la economía peruana, que ha pasado de un nivel de crecimiento económico a uno de desaceleración.






La economía peruana, "considerada como una de las estrellas de América Latina", acaba de lanzar un paquete de reactivación que ha abierto signos de interrogación sobre su futuro, señaló un artículo publicado por la BBC Mundo titulado "¿Fin del milagro económico de Perú?".





"La señal de alarma la disparó la fuerte caída de una economía que creció un 6,5% de promedio en la última década y que, según estimaciones del Banco Central de Reserva, apenas ha rondado el 2% en abril, mayo y junio", indica la agencia de noticias inglesa.



Detalló que en respuesta el gobierno peruano lanzó el Proyecto de Reactivación, aprobado por el Congreso este julio, con una disminución de la deuda tributaria para las empresas y una desregulación del mercad…

AFRICA : THE WORLD HAS IT'S EYES ON THE PRIZE

RECENT OUTBREAKS OF DISEASES SPREAD ACROSS THE GLOBE