What’s New March 2008

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A number of poverty facts and stats have been updated or added.

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World military spending, in particular that of the United States, keeps increasing. Different factors include those fighting wars and those with geopolitical ambitions, while others are prospering economically and so increasing their defense spending accordingly. US military expenditure is far bigger than anyone else’s and the requested amount for fiscal year 2009 is even higher. New and updated tables, graphs and charts reflect some of these issues further.

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Updated figures from UNAIDs at the end of 2007 showed that there are over 32 million living with HIV, some 2.5 million new infections of HIV each year, and approximately 2 million people dying from AIDS each year. Updated graphs and tables show these and further statistics.

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