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Tropical storm Isaac is gaining momentum as it approaches the Caribbean Sea, threatening both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Also, the Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador continues to spew lava and ash reaching nearby towns. Authorities have evacuated over 100 families that live near the active volcano. And a new report conducted by the United Nations claims that the gap between the rich and the poor in Latin America is wider than ever. The report indicates that Guatemala is the country with most disparity in the region. Finally, two women from Latin America topped this year’s Forbes list for being the most influential women in the world. Brazil’s President Dilma Rouseff came in 3rd place and Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner came in at number 16.