Drug tunnels of Mexico

 Walking the smuggling tunnels under the U.S.-Mexico border.


Mexico’s most wanted drug lord, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

Mexico’s most wanted drug lord, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico.

Facts about Monkeys

Facts about Monkeys
Unusual and interesting information and trivia about animals from our collection of interesting facts about Monkeys. Perfect for fast homework help that is suitable for kids, children and adults.
Cherry Crowned Mangabey Monkey
Did you Know? List of Facts about Monkeys
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Monkeys, trivia and information, including some useful statistics about animals will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults. Interesting Facts about Monkeys 
are as follows:
  • Fact 1 – Definition: A monkey is a long-tailed primate. (A primate is a group of mammals characterized by having five fingers on their hands to enable them to grasp objects and food)
  • Fact 2 – The Monkey can be classified into either of the two groups – New World Monkeys (Ceboidea – Marmosets, Capuchins, Tamarins, Spider and Woolly monkeys) and Old World Monkeys (Cercopithecoidea) these include Baboons, mangabeys , mandrills , guenons , patas monkeys  and macaques
  • Fact 4 – New World Monkeys are those found in Mexico and Central and South America
  • Fact 5 – Their Natural Habitat depends on the species and includes Rainforests, islands, steppes, mountains, savannas, tropical rainforest and scrubland
  • Fact 6 – The Monkey eats fruit, grass, leaves, eggs, insects and spiders
  • Fact 7 – Monkeys live in groups, known as troops
  • Fact 8 – Monkeys express affection and pacify others by grooming each other
  • Fact 9 – What is the difference between a monkey and an ape? Apes and monkeys are both primates but have different physical characteristics and evolutionary ancestry
  • Fact 10 – Most monkey species have tails, but apes do not
Squirrel Monkey
  • Fact 11 – Apes such as GorillasOrangutansChimpanzeesBonobos Gibbons (or even humans – the Great Ape) are more intelligent than monkeys
  • Fact 12 – Old World Monkeys (called Catarrhines) have an oblong head, with the oblique flat nostrils near together. Some have no tail, as the apes
  • Fact 13 – Other Old World Monkeys (called Clatyrhines) have a round head, with a broad nasal septum, so that the nostrils are wide apart and directed downward. The tail is often adapted for grasping,
  • Fact 14 – A New World Monkey, the lemur, has a pointed head with curved nostrils
  • Fact 15 – There are 141 species of new world monkeys, of which the 33 species are classified asEndangered species
  • Fact 16 – The largest monkey is the male Mandrill which is almost 1 meter (3.3 feet) long and weighs about 35 kilograms (77 pounds)
  • Fact 17 – The smallest monkey is the Pygmy Marmoset which is 117-159 millimeters (4-6 inches) in length and weighs 85 to 140 grams (3-5 ounces)
  • Fact 18 – It is common for monkeys to carry tuberculosis, hepatitis, and simian herpes B
  • Fact 19 – Old World monkeys have 32 teeth whereas New World have 36
  • Fact 20 – The Barbary Macaque is the only free-living species of monkey in Europe
Facts about Monkeys
We have included a selection of trivia and interesting facts about Monkeys which we hope will be of help with homework. Most of these interesting facts about Monkeys are quite amazing and some are little known pieces of trivia and facts! Many of these interesting pieces of animal information and fun facts about Monkeys and info will help you increase your knowledge on the subject of animals and Monkeys.
Lion Tailed Macaque

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Journalists: Prime target in Pakistan

MCB Tower in Karachi, Pakistan
Khawaja Umer Farooq 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 – In third world countries media and journalists are still paying ahigh price to expose truth in front of modern world. According to organization Reporters Without A Border 88 journalists lost their lives in 2012 while covering wars and gang battles in different countries. Recent killing of Journalists and media persons Increased 33 percent compare to last year’s statistics. The reason for the large number of journalists killed in 2012 is mainly wars in Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Libya and drugs and gangs wars in Mexico. Syria again proved deadliest country for journalist in 2012, Twenty eight journalists lost their lives in Syria while coveringstreet fights between Free Syrian Army and Assad forces. Fifteen Journalist lost their lives in Somalia while covering conflict between government and Al shabab rebels. Mexico drug and gang war took further twelve lives of journalist most of them kidnapped and killed brutally by notorious drug gangs. Pakistan is still hard field for journalist. According to media news another Pakistani journalist was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the southwest Baluchistan province.

The dead body of a another kidnapped Pakistani journalist was discovered in Karachi last week. Local daily reporter was kidnapped just week ago. At least eleven journalists have died in Pakistan since the beginning of 2012. The statistics by Committee to Protect Journalists says that 42 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 1992 most of them killed while covering US led war on terror and increasing violence in Baluchistan and Karachi. In Pakistan media is facing pressure from both sides Militants groups have also issued their own guidelines for media and want to use media for their propaganda purpose.

Journalists are covering most dangerous assignments without any protection in areas border with Afghanistan. Pakistan government forces cant able to go inside tribal areas all news are coming through local media. In countries where all political and sectarian groups have their own arm militias media is paying high price to exposing the truth. Now due to media revolution and general public awareness every one want to present his point of view on media. Different talk show have got widely public attention and journalist have become prime target for militants, ethnic and sectarian groups.

—Jeddah, KSA

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