August 7, 2012 Ruben Limardo gets a parade to welcome him home, with a record second gold medal. He endeared himself to many in England by taking a packed commuter train after his triumph — still in his track suit and with a gaudy gold medal hanging around his neck.
August 1, 2012 Challenging the view that rabies is always fatal, scientists have discoverd a group of Peruvians who show signs of surviving rabies from vampire bats, despite never being vaccinated for the virus. The findings suggest that some people may become resistant to rabies after they're exposed to it over time.
July 26, 2012 A brutal crime more commonly associated with South Asian nations has made its way to Colombia — acid attacks on women by spurned lovers, jealous husbands or even complete strangers. Once sporadic, the number of cases is growing; so far this year, 100 such attacks have already been reported.
July 24, 2012 In his New York Times column, Adam Davidson describes setting up an offshore company — and discovering that it just takes a little money and less effort.
July 24, 2012 For decades, photographer Bruce Berman photographed the border town of El Paso, Texas, in vibrant color. Then change came in the late '90s, and his photographs went dark.
July 20, 2012 When other countries were struggling to deal with the HIV epidemic, Brazil openly acknowledged the problem and launched aggressive campaigns to raise awareness and treat the disease. But activists now say say there are no longer organized HIV prevention efforts.
July 17, 2012 Some Brazilian researchers say Truvada should only be given to very specific groups at risk of getting HIV, like young, gay men. Others are concerned that a drug that blocks the transmission of HIV could be a set-back for safe sex campaigns and might actually encourage unsafe sexual behavior.
July 6, 2012 Former members of Argentina's junta are convicted of stealing babies from political prisoners in the 1970s and 80s. The landmark case comes after decades of protests by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who fought relentlessly to find out the fate of their children and grandchildren.
July 6, 2012 Nearly four decades later, there's some solace for the families of young women in Argentina who were killed after giving birth under orders from the country's then-dictators. The women's babies — Argentina's "stolen children" — were then handed over to loyal members of the military.