Quillay trees, technically known as Quillaja saponaria, are rare evergreens native to Chile that have long been used by the indigenous Mapuche people to make soap and medicine.
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As many wealthier developed nations have signed big deals with large drugmakers, other countries have faced difficulties securing adequate vaccine supplies.
The government has approved a record ¥88.548 trillion budget for fiscal 2009. Marking an increase of 6.6 percent from the initial fiscal 2008 budget, it represents an attempt to keep the Japanese economy from suffering the worst effects of the global financial crisis. Prime Minister ...