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Ciencia

Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is arriving today in Recife with the Caravan of Hope, will meet with members of the More Doctors Program. The meeting in this capital of the northern state of Pernambuco is scheduled for 18:30 hours, local time, and will be preceded by a visit by the ex-president to the Cais do Sertao Museum, which pays tribute to the culture, history and the people of the Brazilian sertao region (backcountry).


Kathmandu, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Nepal today became the first country to launch a plan to protect the habitat of the snow leopard, a species that lives in high Asian mountain tops and is critically endangered.


New Delhi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu has killed 1,944 people so far this year in India, where 22,186 cases were recorded in that period, the latest Health Ministry bulletin reported today.


Islamabad, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Arsenic levels in ground water in eastern Pakistan are ''alarmingly high'' and pose a significant health hazard to 60 million people, warned a study released today in the capital.


Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrestrial ecosystems are every time less resistant to drought, and in the future, several regions of the planet could lose their capacity to recover from water shortages, warned today Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts.


Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologists have discovered a new cave painting site in a cave located at the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in southern Granma province, national media reported today.


San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 representatives of governments, civil society, the academia and the technological sector from the American continent are meeting here from today until Friday to analyze the achievements and challenges of opening and using public information.


Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Ten years after the beginning of the war against drug trafficking in Mexico, results are tragic and alarming, said Erika Llanos, coordinator of Red Retoño to prevent organized crime.


Artemisa, Cuba, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Lashed by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the famous Soroa Orchid Garden is exhibiting today more than 480 species of the so-called Aristocrat of Flowers, admired by Cuban and foreign tourists.


Tehran, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran denounced before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) maneuvers of the United States to question the compliance of the nuclear pact by this Persian country, indicate news sources.


Kampala, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) One of the suspects of several murders of women carry out animist rites confessed that they were ordered by a wealthy businessman, official spokesmen here said today.