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Private sector in Latin America

Former heads of state from Mexico, Peru, and Spain, along with international business leaders, will discuss the role that private sector plays in adding to the competitiveness of the region.

The event will take place on November 27, 2007 in Washington, DC at Georgetown University. RSVP is required.

Africa's sustained growth: Can we be optimistic?

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The World Bank's Africa Development Indicators (ADI 2007), launched yesterday in Johannesburg, would indicate that there is in fact reason to be optimistic.

During the last decade many African countries have achieved steady economic growth, much needed to reduce the levels of poverty in the continent. In the words of Obiageli Ezekwesili, World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region.

One person's trash is other person's fuel

"Everybody is dealing with a byproduct they don't want" says Arnold Klann, the CEO of BlueFire, a California company which uses acid to convert organic material into fuel.

His firm is one of many in a race to perfect the technology to transform not only traditional biomass, but even old tires or human waste, into fuel.