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She reports that, while warned of the likelihood that mosquitoes would become resistant to the nets’ pesticide, aid agencies felt they had little choice but to do what they could with what they had. Only one class of pesticides, pyrethroids, seemed safe and affordable. Were two such poisons used at once, chances of mosquitoes surviving and passing on resistance would have plummeted.
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Mexican President Felipe Calderón officially leaves office this Saturday, heading off to teach at Harvard. Most will remember Calderon’s six-year term for his violent war on drugs. More than 50,000 were killed in drug-related violence.
Reducing violence will be a top issue facing incoming president, Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or “PRI”. Myles Estey reports from Mexico City.
Photo of the Day: A Belarussian Emergency Ministry worker walks on barrels of pesticide at a burial site in a forest near the village of Savichi, some 99 miles southwest of Minsk.
About 640 tons of pesticides, including DDT, were extracted from the ground due to pollution issues. The pesticides were loaded into plastic barrels and prepared to be transported and recycled in Germany, according to participants. (Photo: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)
Photo of the Day: New York police officers look at a man dressed as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a protest against Ahmadinejad outside the Warwick Hotel in New York.
Ahmadinejad is staying at the hotel during his visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)