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American cordillera: Mountains of fortune

Stretching the length of the Americas, the series of mountains that form the Western Cordillera in North...

Central/South America

14 JANUARY 2011

Still in vogue

Yet again, gold has retained its appeal in the face of global financial decline and maintained its status...

Africa

09 APRIL 2010

Struggling on

Although minerals remained fundamental to the US economy, contributing to the real gross domestic product...

North America

01 APRIL 2010